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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Ya know, there's a good reason why the apt update size and windows update size are completely incomparable:
1.) Apt just reinstalls the offending package. Microsoft reinstalls the offending file(s).
2.) Apt contains tons of feature upgrades, Microsoft typically makes those optional/recommended.

The really obnoxious thing about winupdate to me is redoing it, over and over. It'd be nice if they could at least fully automate it to where I start it. It runs. It reboots. It runs again (without me saying anything). It reboots, etc. Is there a program out there that does that which I should remember?

And for those who only have a WinXP cd, I think Microsoft will ship you an SP2 cd as a small fee these days.

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