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Another (yawn) patch for Internet Explorer

So what else is new? On Monday Microsoft released a security patch to fix three known vulnerabilities for its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser that have been exploited to attack Internet users. The patch includes a change in the basic authentication functionality in IE that Microsoft announced last week. After installing the patch, the browser no longer supports handling usernames and passwords embedded in Web URLs using the “@” symbol, Microsoft said in a statement.

One of the three newly patched issues is rated “critical” by Microsoft, while two are “important.” By taking advantage of two of the security flaws, attackers can run or save arbitrary code on a user’s computer. Another flaw allows an attacker to spoof a Web site address and potentially trick users into providing personal information.

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Written February 3rd, 2004 by | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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Another (yawn) patch for Internet Explorer

So what else is new? On Monday Microsoft released a security patch to fix three known vulnerabilities for its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser that have been exploited to attack Internet users. The patch includes a change in the basic authentication functionality in IE that Microsoft announced last week. After installing the patch, the browser no longer supports handling usernames and passwords embedded in Web URLs using the “@” symbol, Microsoft said in a statement.

One of the three newly patched issues is rated “critical” by Microsoft, while two are “important.” By taking advantage of two of the security flaws, attackers can run or save arbitrary code on a user’s computer. Another flaw allows an attacker to spoof a Web site address and potentially trick users into providing personal information.

Should you get it? Well I did. You can get more information here.

Written February 3rd, 2004 by | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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