This week the Symantec Security Response Blog reported a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and 7 that allows a script to transfer visitors to a legitimate website to a page hosting an exploit that downloads malware to the computer. Any remote program can be executed without the user’s awareness, and the malware opens a backdoor and contacts remote servers to download files. You can read more about it here:
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Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.