Jay Calvert posted in SecurityFocus Bugtraq:
"By adding a new key to the registry in HKLM/SYSTEM/Services/SharedAccess/Parameters/FirewallPolicy/StandardProfile/AuthorizedApplications/List
you can circumvent the whole purpose of the firewall with out the users interaction or knowledge. Spyware / Adware manufacturer's are already do this."
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Read the full details on how he discovered the above in HabaneroNetworks.com
Microsoft Internet Explorer Popup Title Bar Spoofing Weakness
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
bitlance winter has discovered a weakness in Internet Explorer, which
can be exploited by malicious people to conduct phishing attacks.
Windows XP SP2 has a security feature, which forces the URL of a
popup to the present in the title bar when a popup has been opened
without the address bar.
The problem is that the title bar can be spoofed via an overly long
hostname. This can e.g. be exploited by a malicious web site to trick
a user into entering sensitive information in a popup placed over a
The weakness has been confirmed on a fully patched system with
Internet Explorer 6.0 and Microsoft Windows XP SP2.
Do not enter sensitive information in popups after following links
from untrusted sources.