Microsoft Edge Bug Exposes Content From Other Sites via HTML5 Audio Tag

20th June, 2018 By Catalin Cimpanu

 

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A weird Edge bug that was fixed earlier this month, allows a malicious website to retrieve content from other sites by playing audio files in a malformed manner that produces unintended consequences.

 

“This is a huge bug,” said Jake Archibald, the Google developer who discovered this bug.

 

“It means you could visit my [proof-of-concept] site in Edge, and I could read your emails, I could read your Facebook feed, all without you knowing.”

 

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