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PC Week: IE 5.0 security hole exposes user names, passwords

Aug 16, 1999, 21:11 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Kerstetter)

"An apparent vulnerability in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer 5.0 browser exposes user names and passwords on FTP sites.

The security hole, reported... by BugNet at, appears to be more than the usual theoretical flaw caused by JavaScripts and Active X controls.

This one impacts IE 5.0 users every time they access a password-protected FTP site. Every time IE 5.0 users access such a site, their user name and password are automatically revealed, according to BugNet. ...the user name and password are displayed at the bottom of the [user's] screen..."

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