Important: Internet Explorer 7 security exploits

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Important: Internet Explorer 7 security exploits

Postby KFCrispy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:16 am

http://www.electronista.com/articles/08 ... y.exploit/
Over 10,000 sites have already been launched or corrupted with the security gap in mind, according to Trend Micro senior security advisor Rick Ferguson, who is among the early group of experts suggesting that users run an alternative browser until a patch is ready.

I encourage everyone to avoid using IE7 and use alternative browsers. IE7 has had security problems since it was first launched, and more and more hackers are taking advantage of its flaws.

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Re: Important: Internet Explorer 7 security exploits

Postby Mio » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:23 am

I'm using IE 7 now

hmmm...

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Re: Important: Internet Explorer 7 security exploits

Postby Occam Arkitect » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:00 pm

What? I mean, I thought everybody is a Firefox user now..

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Re: Important: Internet Explorer 7 security exploits

Postby Mio » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:33 pm

in our country it's not...

at least based on my experience

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Re: Important: Internet Explorer 7 security exploits

Postby KFCrispy » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:45 pm

i think Microsoft has released a patch now.

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Re: Important: Internet Explorer 7 security exploits

Postby manween_syx » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:22 am

the path is still flawed..
I'm using firefox for the moment..

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Re: Important: Internet Explorer 7 security exploits

Postby ThricebornPhoenix » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:37 am

Occam Arkitect wrote:What? I mean, I thought everybody is a Firefox user now..

Some (though not I) prefer Opera or Safari. ;)

Internet Explorer has been a mess of exploits since forever, so it's no surprise to hear about a 'new' one being found. Apparently this one affects more than just IE7:

Microsoft says it has detected attacks against IE 7.0 but said the "underlying vulnerability" was present in all versions of the browser.
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