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Re: Posible privacy problem in Explorer.
From: CDE Francis <fuy () JHU EDU>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 09:49:37 -0400

At 2:22 PM +0200 2000/09/11, Kevin van der Raad wrote:
I found some useful information about this technique at the following
http://www.siteexperts.com/ie5/tips/ts01/page1.asp

 From: "Guille (Bisho)" <guille () redestb es>
 In the Microsoft website http://search.msn.com.mx the use a method to
 store the searchs done in his search engine, but without cookies and

I tested some persistence pages using IE 5.0 for MacOS,
 with all scripting and ActiveX enabled and insecure.

siteexperts.com failed with several JScript errors.
 Each control action resulted in another error.

search.msn.com.mx said "Lamentablemente y por el momento",
 the saved results feature will not work. Please download Explorer 5.5
 (at least, that's what I think it says. I can read some French & Latin,
 and dynamic pages don't work very well through Babelfish proxies).

http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/persistence/overview.asp
 fails with a single JScript error. However, the workshop looks like
 it doesn't contain any live examples.

So it seems probable (but not certain) that IE Mac is not vulnerable.
 Could someone provide other URLs that I might test?
--
Francis Uy, Web Coordinator http://www.jhu.edu/gifted/cde/ 410-516-0162


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