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Yahoo?? Right uh….

29-10-2008

YAHOO has been a little under the weather this week, as Netcraft exposed a vulnerability on its site leaving users account details open to attack.

Unfortunately for Yahoo, Netcraft wasn’t the only one who noticed this – the HotJobs section of the site was being used to transmit stolen details, sent to a remote hacker in the US.

This hacker was happily gathering Yahoo users’ account details enabling access into Yahoo Mail – the user doesn’t even need to type in their user name and password for the hacker to accomplish this, visiting the malign URLs on yahoo.com can be enough.

The attack exploits a cross-site scripting vulnerability which allows the attacker to inject obfuscated JavaScript into the affected page.

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/10/28/yahoo-vulnerability-exposed

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