Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Apr 2006 18:30 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer browser has undergone a major security makeover to plug 10 vulnerabilities that puts millions at risk of PC takeover, address bar spoofing and information disclosure attacks. The monster IE update includes a fix for the 'createTextRange()' code execution flaw that caused zero-day drive-by downloads and a significant modification to the way the browser renders certain ActiveX controls. In all, Microsoft shipped five bulletins with patches for 14 different vulnerabilities in a range of Windows products. At the same time Microsoft has begun requesting that users upgrade their ME/98 machines because support ends July 11th, 2006.
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Sloppiest Programmers on the planet.....
by ZaNkY on Wed 12th Apr 2006 20:36 UTC
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I was reading an article on The author said how he had to download 200 Mb worth of patches on a clean WinXP install. Let me quote him ;)

"I mean, this is a fresh installation of XP following the death of a hard disk. Of course, Iíve had to download a good 200Mb of patches from Vole HQ. 200MB! Sheesh, these guys have got to be the sloppiest programmers on the planet..."

I don't really keep up with how many patches come out per year, but I do know that things could be coded a LOT better (on MS's end of course) if you release so many patches at once, week after week.


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