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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dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

Well, you only have to install the security fixes and critical bugfixes. All the small trivial point releases should not be counted. Only security fixes and critical bugfixes as these are the only equivalents to Microsofts updates.

And then it's a completely different matter when updating GNU/Linux. We are then talking about a few MBs, that's all.

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