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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Nothing worse than a bad reputation
by Drumhellar on Mon 18th Jan 2010 22:19 UTC
Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

With nearly everything in the tech industry moving and an incredible pace compared to other industries, it's a shame that a bad reputation takes so damn long to be erased.

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SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Well, Microsoft certainly earned it over the last 15 years.

Thanks to competition, they have upped their game. Microsoft have better products because of competition, which was a far-cry from when they used to destroy them and control the market.

Internet Explorer is a better product thanks to the likes of Firefox but ultimately, Microsoft planted their own bad seeds with IE which keep growing thorns.

Well, you know what they say? "What goes around, comes around"

Edited 2010-01-18 22:51 UTC

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I guess Microsoft will just have to cry into its giant bag of money.


But seriously Windows XP with IE 7 AND IE 8, *may* still be vulnerable on XP.

Win XP doesn't have ASLR, which makes it vulnerable to the return to libc attack
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return-to-libc_attack

Vista and later systems do, and thus are not exploitable.

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