ScaryScripting

OsioniusX's demos will make you want to turn off Internet Explorer's ActiveScripting features or switch to another browser altogether. Cookie grabbing, site spoofing (showing the URL in the browser for a legitimate site but different content entirely), page alteration (showing the content of a legitimate site but altering the page content-- perhaps adding or changing crucial information). I hope that this hiatus Microsoft is taking to refocus on security issues is fruitful. In the meantime, I may just have to use Mozilla.

Update: Microsoft has released a patch to address the majority of these issues. I suggest you click here and apply it if you use Internet Explorer.

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