It has discovered that there is a new way for hackers to steal their victims' online credentials - stealing the session cookies from whatever site a victim is visiting. The stolen cookies can then be used to get victims' computers to download malware, forge clicks or send messages.
The attack, "cookiejacking," works on all versions of Internet Explorer across all versions of the Windows operating system, the researcher contends.
And apparently, Microsoft is working on it. Although a spokesman says that "there is no real reason for haste because this is a "moderate flaw" ", so you might want to keep your cookies cleaned if you're using IE.
My advice to people that are using Internet Explorer: Don't use it. There are lots of web browsers that are much faster and a lot more secure. Personally, I use Firefox 4, and I think it's great.
A small list of other available web browsers that I think are worth checking out:
- Rockmelt (Requires Facebook though)
Finally, I would like to ask you guys: what kind of web browser you use?