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Phishing - feature or flaw Jun 24 2005 10:38PM
Secure Science Corporation Bugtraq (bugtraq securescience net) (1 replies)
Hi,

Regarding certain vulnerabilities that are being discovered such as
http://secunia.com/multiple_browsers_dialog_origin_vulnerability_test

Are these really features, or are they flaws now because of the phishing
threat vector. Originally javascript/DHTML/DOM is pretty powerful and
can do a lot of nasty stuff if someone were inclined. But phishing has
caused us to take a look at the once dubbed features of DHTML, and
possibly put responsibility onto the browser vendors for fixing these
now dubbed "flaws".

For example, is this a flaw -
https://slam.securescience.com/threats/mixed.html (some mozilla browsers
don't like Thawte yet so you will get a warning). This is a standard
frame with the URL domain as https://slam.securescience.com, but the
body is https://www.bankone.com - take a look at the lock icon - it will
only verify the url domain - is that a browser issue, a CA issue, or a
feature?

As we all have seen, one can use DHTML to create a popup and replace a
mimicked address bar if one were so incline (dirty rendition at
http://ip.securescience.net/exploits/ (popup blockers off and it was
designed for IE). Feature, or flaw?

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Best Regards,
Lance James
Secure Science Corporation
www.securescience.net
Author of 'Phishing Exposed'
http://www.securescience.net/amazon/
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[ reply ]
Phishing Solutions (was: Phishing - feature or flaw) Jun 27 2005 11:56AM
Chris Brenton (cbrenton chrisbrenton org)


 

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