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Experts Warn Against Overreacting to New Attack

Security experts are cautioning systems administrators not to overreact to news of a newly discovered attack that under some circumstances can compromise users’ HTTP authentication credentials. News of the attack began spreading earlier this week after a security company posted on its Web site a white paper detailing what it said was months of research into the technique. The attack is closely related to the well-known class of attacks known as cross-site scripting and takes advantage of a request method called TRACE used by browsers to communicate with Web servers and is turned on by default in most Web servers. Full Story

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