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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RE[2]: Is this accurate?
by nt_jerkface on Tue 19th Jan 2010 02:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Is this accurate?"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

I'm guessing you're talking about this:
http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2010/01/aurora_exploit_ported_...

Even if he has developed an exploit that doesn't mean the machine can be taken over. From the same article:
Note that IE7 still has protected mode implemented by default, so even if an attacker can get the exploit to execute, there's not a lot he can do, because he's running in the crippled user context of protected mode.

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