A possible flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) could allow attackers to track mouse movements.
“An attacker can get access to your mouse movements simply by buying a display ad slot on any Web page you visit,” warned Spider.io, the security firm which discovered the alleged flaw..
Spider.io said that the exploit compromises the security of virtual keyboards and keypads, and can track your mouse even if IE isn’t in use.
“As long as the page with the exploitative advertiser’s ad stays open — even if you push the page to a background tab or, indeed, even if you minimize Internet Explorer — your mouse cursor can be tracked across your entire display,” the security firm said.
Microsoft is reportedly investigating the problem.