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[News] [Rival] Users of Microsoft Internet Explorer Under Attack, Should Use Firefox

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Users of Microsoft Internet Explorer Under Attack, Should Use Firefox
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 14:14:33 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Attacks Appear Imminent as IE Exploit Is Improved

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| Hackers working on the open-source 
| Metasploit project have spiffed up a zero-
| day attack on Microsoft's Internet 
| Explorer, making it more reliable -- and 
| more likely to be used by criminals.
| Security experts have been worried about 
| the flaw since it was first disclosed on 
| the Bugtraq mailing list Friday. But the 
| original demonstration code was unreliable 
| and has not been used in real-world 
| attacks.


Microsoft IE exploit code unreliable, but more coming


Fixing the Internet Explorer Blues

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| Earlier this week Microsoft announced yet 
| another IE (Internet Explorer) bug. This 
| one, Microsoft Security Advisory 977981, is 
| one of the really bad ones that can allow 
| attackers to take your Windows PC over. 
| Yuck!
| [...]
| I think your best move to keep the world 
| from sneaking in some malware over your 
| browser is to get the latest versions of 
| Firefox 3.5.5 or Google's Chrome 3.0.x Web 
| browser. Neither is perfect, but they are 
| better than IE. I wish I could recommend 
| Opera, but I continue to have real concerns 
| about Opera's built-in Web server security.


Microsoft Warns of IE Vulnerability


Microsoft Issues Security Advisory on IE Vulnerability


Exploit code targets Internet Explorer zero-day display flaw


New Security Flaw Hits Internet Explorer 6 & 7


New attack targets weakness in Internet Explorer


Microsoft Issues Internet Explorer Security Advisory


Microsoft warns of IE exploit code in the wild

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| Microsoft on Monday said it is 
| investigating a possible vulnerability in 
| Internet Explorer after exploit code that 
| allegedly can be used to take control of 
| computers, if they visit a Web site hosting 
| the code, was posted to a security mailing 
| list.



IE bug leaks private details from 50m PDF files

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| A bug in Microsoft's Internet Explorer
| browser is causing more than 50 million
| files stored online to leak potentially
| sensitive information that could compromise
| user privacy, a security researcher said.



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| From: Bill Gates
| Sent: Saturday, December 05, 1998 9:44 AM
| To: Bob Muglia (Exchange); Jon DeVaan; Steven Sinofsky
| Cc: Paul Mariz
| Subject: Office rendering
| One thing we have got to change is our strategy -- allowing Office
| documents to be rendered very well by OTHER PEOPLES BROWSERS is one of the
| most destructive things we could do to the company.
| We have to stop putting any effort into this and make sure that Office
| documents very well depends on PROPRIETARY IE capabilities.
| Anything else is suicide for our platform. This is a case where Office has
| to to destroy Windows.

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