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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I found it to be a refreshing assessment instead of one of many sensationalist articles that focused on the government warnings and not who exactly is at risk.

You don't know much about security then. As I mentioned before ASLR, DEP, and protected mode are great ideas but if their implementation is poor (and it is in Windows) then they are useless in the grand scheme of things. Less experienced hackers may not be able to crack Windows protection schemes but they are still vulnerable.

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