Internet Explorer vulnerability allows tracking of mouse movement even if browser is minimized

// December 12th, 2012 // Hacking and Security

Internet Explorer (IE) logoA new vulnerability has just gone public and allows hackers to track the mouse movements of Internet Explorer users.  Potentially malicious advertisers could insert code into their ads which would allow them to track the cursor movements of any computer displaying their ad from within Internet Explorer.  The vulnerability is reported to exist in versions 6 through 10 and can track mouse cursor movement anywhere on the screen (even if the browser window has been minimized).  Spider.co reported the vulnerability to Microsoft in October 2012 but MS has not recognized the vulnerability as a high priority.  Spider.co is also reporting that several web analytic companies are already using the vulnerability to track cursor movements.

Sources: Spider.co

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