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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You can mainly blame SAP
by JoeBuck on Tue 19th Jan 2010 00:00 UTC
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2006-01-11

Many companies use enterprise managment software from SAP to run their business processes. For a long time, the "web interfaces" SAP provided worked with IE6 and nothing else, meaning that companies who bought into SAP were stuck with IE6. It wasn't until very recently that IE7 became an available option. The culprit is heavy reliance on ActiveX and lack of concern for portability.

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