Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jan 2010 22:00 UTC
Internet Explorer Ah, the security vulnerability that was used in the Google attack. It's been around the internet about a million times now, and even governments have started advising people to move away from Internet Explorer. As is usually the case, however, the internet has really blown the vulnerability out of proportion. I'll get right to it: if your machine and/or network has been compromised via this vulnerability, then you most likely had it coming. No sympathy for you.
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Is this accurate?
by smitty on Tue 19th Jan 2010 01:38 UTC
smitty
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2005-10-13

It was my understanding that the IE6/XP only nature of the bug was only limited to the publicly posted zero-day exploit that is out now, and that newer versions of both IE and the OS could still be compromised by using a still-secret method that the Google attackers took advantage of. Are you sure that isn't the case?

Although to be fair, most of the noise out there now is because of the publicly available exploit, and if it was just the Chinese who had access to the exploit a lot of that might quiet down.

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