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Users face malicious web attacks

Computer users are used to being told to delete suspicious e-mail messages carrying attachments that could harbour a virus. But net security experts are now predicting a growth in attacks that strike when people are simply browsing messages or the web. These security threats exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) browser. Some take the form of fake online bank e-mail messages requesting secure information or that direct people to bogus sites. Russ Cooper, chief scientist at security specialist TruSecure, said the risk of such attacks would grow as long as e-mail messages were written that used the HTML formatting more usually used to create webpages. Full Story

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