Security Company-PivX, Adds World Class Security Researcher and Announces Major New Vulnerability in Internet Explorer

Security Company-PivX, Adds World Class Security Researcher and Announces Major New Vulnerability in Internet Explorerâ„?. Newport Beach, CA, July 10, 2002 (PRN) : PivX Solutions, a leader in Network Security is pleased to announce the partnering with one of the worlds pre-eminent security researchers, Mr. Thor Larholm of Copenhagen Denmark. Mr. Larholm has been personally responsible for the discovery of a multitude of software security vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. As a part of Mr. Larholm’s agreement with PivX Solutions he will continue to research security vulnerabilities and he will release those finding’s through PivX and their exclusive security network. Additionally, Mr. Larholm’s world renowned security website, will now be housed within the pivx website at Mr. Larholm can be reached at

Today Mr. Larholm and PivX discovered a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer. This vulnerability has been classified as an extremely high risk. The vulnerability uses universal cross domain scripting, allowing the arbitrary execution of programs, unprivileged reading of files, and stealing of server cookies. As with it’s recently announced Gopher Smoker tool, PivX engineers have created a workaround/fix for this serious vulnerability. For a complete briefing on this vulnerability and information on closing the hole, please go to

Pivx decided to release it’s discovery of this vulnerability based on research received yesterday from the [] where it was reported: “End-users overwhelmingly support the full disclosure of security vulnerabilities, according to a recent survey by analysts Hurwitz Group, which demonstrates widespread frustration about vendor responsiveness to security issues.” Based on interviews with more than 300 software security professionals, the report shows that end users overwhelmingly support immediate full disclosure – announcing security vulnerabilities as soon as they are discovered.

About PivX Solutions
PivX Solutions, is a premier network security consultancy offering a myriad of network security services to our clients, the most notable being our proprietary Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (RAVA). Dedicated PivX founders have also developed the patented Invisiwallâ„? network security device which offers the most comprehensive and secure intrusion detection system available.

For more information contact Geoff Shively CHO and Co-founder:

About Centrifuge Partners
Centrifuge Partners provides marketing-based critical thinking, strategic planning and an interim marketing department function to brands and capital partners nationally. Clients include Connexion by Boeing, FOX Sports, PBar Medical, Harley Davidson, Lucent and more. The company is headquartered in Newport Beach, California, with partners and affiliates in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. For more, visit Centrifuge Partners can be reached at :

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