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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RE[5]: Is this accurate?
by kragil on Tue 19th Jan 2010 12:54 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Is this accurate?"
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

http://www.itpro.co.uk/619561/microsoft-admits-flaw-may-hit-ie7

And hacked websites are all over the web, there were even banking sites that had exploit code embedded. If you surf the web with an insecure browser that is used by billions of people you are at risk PERIOD

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RE[6]: Is this accurate?
by larwilliams2 on Tue 19th Jan 2010 15:45 in reply to "RE[5]: Is this accurate?"
larwilliams2 Member since:
2009-12-02

http://www.itpro.co.uk/619561/microsoft-admits-flaw-may-hit-ie7

And hacked websites are all over the web, there were even banking sites that had exploit code embedded. If you surf the web with an insecure browser that is used by billions of people you are at risk PERIOD

lol and all it would take is a few mod_security rules to block such crap from exploiting banking sites in the first place.

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