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AuthorTopic: MSN Messenger security hole!  (Read 1932 times)

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Offline SimoAmi

MSN Messenger security hole!
« on: February 14, 2002, 02:06:29 PM »
Just realised, it is easy to retrieve visitors' info and their contact list and send them over the net without the visitor's knowledge or permission!


Microsoft has made available access to MSN through its DOM hierarchy. Which means that with some javascript code, hackers can get your private contact info even if your MSN messenger is shut down. :-o

Another "Just Ignore it" bug from M$!
 

Chathurawind

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Re: MSN Messenger security hole!
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2002, 08:05:09 PM »
It's probably not a bug, but a way for governments and law enforcement agencies to spy on people and/or other governments.
 

Chathurawind

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Re: MSN Messenger security hole!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2002, 02:04:53 PM »
Cool...

Can someone tell us how to do that ?
I have some people screaming M$ is the best,
and they scream MSN is the best, so i like to
show them what M$ *really* means...

Heheheh....
 

Offline SimoAmi

Re: MSN Messenger security hole!
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2002, 07:32:52 PM »
You might end up showing them that Amiga users are mad!

In order to protect yourself, you should configure ActiveX plugins to prompt before execution.