"This is the kind of spoofing vulnerabilities which IE7 was supposed to be better at protecting against than its predecessor," said Thomas Kristensen, Secunia's chief technology officer, in an e-mail to TechWeb. "While the issue isn't clear cut since the vigilant user might be able to spot that something isn't quite right, [others may be] easily fooled by this trick, despite the built-in anti-phishing mechanism being enabled [in IE 7]," he added.
Secunia rated the spoofing flaw as "Less critical," the second-lowest ranking in its five-step warning.
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