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Yahoo E-mail Exploit Being Sold Online for $700

 
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Yahoo E-mail Exploit Being Sold Online for $700
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reports that a zero-day exploit providing access to Yahoo webmail accounts is being sold by an Egyptian hacker for $700.

"The exploit ... targets a 'cross-site scripting' (XSS) weakness in yahoo.com that lets attackers steal cookies from Yahoo! Webmail users," Krebs writes. "Such a flaw would let attackers send or read email from the victim’s account. In a typical XSS attack, an attacker sends a malicious link to an unsuspecting user; if the user clicks the link, the script is executed, and can access cookies, session tokens or other sensitive information retained by the browser and used with that site. These scripts can even rewrite the content of the HTML page."


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