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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TaterSalad
Member since:
2005-07-06

That could be said for any OS. I'll take linux as an example here. Install FC4 from cd, then see if you need to do updates on it. I'm pretty sure you will. And FC4 came out after WinXP did.

But on the bright side of things, if your installing XP on corporate desktops you would only need to do the do the 200 meg download once then make a slipstream cd of XP with patches. Home users are a different story.

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mmebane Member since:
2005-07-06

Why even 200 MB?

http://ryanvm.net/msfn/

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suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

You know 52 mb worth of updates after SP2 aint bad at all! SP2 was what a 110 mb? So thats a total of 162 mb of patches? Hmm...interesting metric.

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