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IE bug leaking private details online

IE bug leaking private details online

go site The latest bug in Internet Explorer is causing a massive amount of private data to leak online, even compromising people’s privacy.

go to site These documents, stored in Adobe’s PDF format display the internal hard drive location where they are stored, an issue which can actually detail real world names and even login details. This data can be found by simple web searches on Google.

go to link That specific search method above exposes around 4 million files just stored on peoples C drives and if you pair this technique up with searches for other drives and devices it means that over 50 million files are accessible online via the nets most popular search engine.

masters thesis on atorvastatin Tailoring your search criteria can even mean that you can get access to find out user names and a plethora of personal information. While many people may immediately blame Adobe for this massive privacy leak the finger has to be pointed at Internet Explorer because this only happens once the files are printed. Although this extra data can not be seen within Adobe Reader, when the files are opened in a raw editor (or even notepad) the text is made available. This is how Google and other search engines get a hold of the personal data.

go site To safeguard yourself you can erase the path in an editor and save over the document, but we suspect that less than 0.1% of the audience will even be aware of the issue in the first place.

click All versions of Internet Explorer suffer from this design flaw and Microsoft are apparently looking into the browsers behaviour as we speak.

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