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.
Permalink for comment 404947
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Is this accurate?
by Bounty on Tue 19th Jan 2010 16:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Is this accurate?"
Bounty
Member since:
2006-09-18

No, it isn't. The Aurora exploit now works with IE7 on XP and Vista. IE8 on XP SP2 and Vista SP0 does not use DEP and so it is just a matter of time or effort until IE8 gets cracked. And even with DEP you aren't secure until a real fix is released.



Ok, I've had enough of this, I can't sit by and just read the dumb comments anymore. Seriously, Vista SP0? Why are we even talking about people who intentionally sabatoge their computers? SP0? FFS? Let me sumarize the part of the article that discusses SP0.

People who disable updates deserve to have computers that r belong to someone else! Is it Microsoft's fault the driver didn't buckle their seat belt? RTFM

Reply Parent Score: 2