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Author Topic: New Internet Explorer Security Risk - April 25, 2006  (Read 3560 times)

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New Internet Explorer Security Risk - April 25, 2006
« on: April 26, 2006, 12:08:35 AM »
http://www.eweek.com...,1895,1953833,00.asp

Looks like this one hasn't been exploited in the wild yet but is something to be concerned about.

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Re: New Internet Explorer Security Risk - April 25, 2006
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006, 12:37:37 AM »
heh, these just keep on comming, don't they?

patch that fixes it : don't use IE

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Re: New Internet Explorer Security Risk - April 25, 2006
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006, 11:09:07 AM »
heh, these just keep on comming, don't they?

patch that fixes it : don't use IE

Yes, because no other browser has security holes. We should stop using any software that has a security hole!

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Re: New Internet Explorer Security Risk - April 25, 2006
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2006, 11:59:39 AM »
Actually, I have found IE to be somewhat useful when using alternate shells and desktop programs. I have PowerPro hiding my icons and have found that I can't open my recycle bin. IE to the rescue! I made a shortcut that has IE open my c:\Recycler\(blahblahblah) and it acts just like my RB but with IE's trappings (of course). There was another trick to make it act more like Windows Explorer (with alternate shells, WE doesn't always play nice) but with all the alternate file browsers out there that do so much more anyways, it's moot.

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Re: New Internet Explorer Security Risk - April 25, 2006
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2006, 09:30:31 PM »
It's not that other browsers don't have security holes, it's that IE is the most targeted browser for most malware.

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Re: New Internet Explorer Security Risk - April 25, 2006
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2006, 12:19:09 PM »
Yeah, you'd think with FireFox being open-source, crackers could just do a little reading and find all the holes they wanted.