New IE spy progie exploits DCOM

Thanks Big Booger

A group of Japanese security enthusiasts has developed a little tool called IE'en which exposes traffic between an IE user and any server he's contacting, including logins and passwords over HTTPS

To use the tool it's necessary to log in as a current user on a Win-NT or 2K system. Of course if someone can log into your account they already have a great deal of your life in their hands and this is only going to give them a little bit more.

What's interesting here is the ability to capture packets between the client and server by exploiting DCOM (Distributed Component Object Model), a Microsoft program interface allowing the mediation and exchange of program and data objects over a network

News source: The Reg (US)

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