Phishing Emails Exploit Browser Weaknesses


Most web browsers are supposed to protect people by implementing security zones. These safe zones use different security settings of a web browser, which can vary based on the location of the web page being viewed. Phishing emails can lure users to a malicious code web site. These sites attempt to install spyware, malware or both onto the unknowing person’s computer. These web sites rely on weaknesses in web browsers, which will allow installation and execution of harmful programs on a computer. These web browser vulnerabilities allow overriding settings, even when these sites are located in a security zone that is not trusted and normally would not allow those actions. Read the rest of this article

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