Phishing Exploit Affects Major Browsers
Sometimes the argument over which browser is most secure is a moot point. Tuesday, Secunia Research posted an advisory on a secuirty flaw that affects all major Web browsers. The firm demonstrated how even a link to a 'trusted' Web site may not be as harmless as it may seem.
The potential exploit affects users of Internet Explorer for both Windows and Mac OS X, Opera, Safari, iCab and all Mozilla-based variants including Mozilla, Firefox and Camino. Secunia has a live proof of concept on its Web site that may be used to test for the vulnerability.
"The broader issue here is that users need to be careful when supplying sensitive information to web sites. A suspicious pop-up window is just that - suspicious."
Vendors are preparing patches for their browsers.