Internet Explorer exploit makes Windows vulnerable - April 2019

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  1. Try3's Avatar
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    But, as they explain in that article, the malicious mht / mhtl file sent by hackers still needs to be opened by the user in order to kick off this chain of events.

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    Try3 said:
    But, as they explain in that article, the malicious mht / mhtl file sent by hackers still needs to be opened by the user in order to kick off this chain of events.
    That can be easily achieved by a simple script, like running it in a hidden iframe.
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  3. Try3's Avatar
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    So a booby-trapped webpage could run the mht file without even downloading it?

    If that is the case then I am very surprised that neither of those articles mentioned it.

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    Farvatten said:
    It's not a file type I've heard of till today and explains why it wasn't in Firefox's default file type lists....
    It's a file type you can easily create for yourself. In IE you have always been able to use 'File > Save as' and choose the 'Web Archive, single file (*.mht)' file type. I still have some archived pages I made back in XP days.

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    Before the redesign of Firefox there was an add-on that could open .mht files. That, along with a number of other old add-ons, cannot be used in the current Firefox.
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