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Opera security hole, May 2002

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Peet (the Pedantic Punctuation Policeman, Muse of Lateral Programming Ideas, Eggcups-Spurtle-and-Spoonswinner, BBC Cheese Namer & Zaphodista)

The "Langalist" e-mail newsletter drew my attention to the following security bulletin:


Basically, there is a bad security hole in Opera v.6.01 and v.6.02 (Windows platforms only) which allows a malicious website to download *any* file from the user's hard drive without them knowing. smiley - erm

Anyone using 6.01 or 6.02 under Windows should upgrade to 6.03 immediately. smiley - geek

Opera security hole, May 2002

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Tube - the being being back for the time being

did so three days ago smiley - smiley

Opera security hole, May 2002

Post 3


There are, however, 18 known security holes in IE:


Including code execution, which is a fair bit worse than downloading...

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