Monday, January 18, 2010

Microsoft admits IE fault in Google China hack

"One of the vectors..."

Microsoft has confessed that a flaw in Internet Explorer was "one of the vectors" used in the attack on Google, with an investigation by McAfee revealing some of the details.

McAfee has been brought in by a number of companies attacked, and they insisted that there was nothing to substantiate the claimsthat Adobe's notorious PDF software could be responsible.

"We have never seen attacks of this sophistication in the commercial space," said Dmitri Alperovitch, a Vice President of Research with McAfee.

"We have previously only seen them in the government space."

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