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    Clipboard Security Breach (6.0 XP SP1)

    I just used a utility available at www.centralops.net called Browser Mirror that tells you what your browser reveals and was very surprised to see that it shows the last contents of my clipboard.

    Isn't this a dangerous breach of security? Suppose one has confidential information in your clipboard and you connect to some site. It appears that site can read your clipboard? I can't believe I'm the only one to find this out, so maybe there is something here I don't get.

    Anybody????

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    Re: Clipboard Security Breach (6.0 XP SP1)

    "shows the last contents of my clipboard" - only if you allow Browser Mirror to do it <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>. Unsure where, but something in your security settings is 'enabled' rather than 'prompt'. Thanks for the CentrlaOps.net link, they've got some nice toys/tools there.
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    Re: Clipboard Security Breach (6.0 XP SP1)

    I'm not sure, but would something in the attached setting do it?
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    Re: Clipboard Security Breach (6.0 XP SP1)

    You guys are both 100% correct, of course. I let my Security settings get far too liberal for Internet Zone sites. Thanks for waking me up.

    ZZZZZZZ.

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