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[Information Week] Hackers use ie7 exploit

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PATCH YOUR SYSTEMS!

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US-CERT, the government's cybersecurity arm, is warning users of Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Internet Explorer 7 about a Trend Micro report claiming that cybercriminals are attacking Internet Explorer 7 through a vulnerability disclosed and patched by Microsoft last week.

"Cybercriminals are actively exploiting a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer 7, which arises from the browser's improper handling of errors when attempting to access deleted objects," said Trend Micro's Jake Soriano in a blog post on Tuesday. "This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary codes on a vulnerable machine." ......
All the more reason to ensure your systems are patched properly!

http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=214500967
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Solution: Don't use internet explorer
    
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Solution: Don't use internet explorer

Haha, true, however some are stuck with IE due to a various reasons. I am one of them.:swearing:
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Solution: Don't use internet explorer
Following this simple tip, we can end poverty, cure AIDS, and end global warming.
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Following this simple tip, we can end poverty, cure AIDS, and end global warming.

LMAO! Find the cure to aids, and millions of people will thank you!
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Haha, true, however some are stuck with IE due to a various reasons. I am one of them.:swearing:
I see no reason to use IE.
    
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too bad IE is integrated so far into windows =/

I really wish they would just let you choose what browser to use, rather than letting you have a "default" browser then launching anything in IE when it gets the chance.
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I see no reason to use IE.

hmm VPN requires it for one, 2) works web email rejects any other browser, and 3) bank doesnt like it when you use anything but IE. It displays stuff all crappy like.

I wish IE wasnt so intergrated also, but I by no means know enough about linux to make the switch.
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Banks and such don't care. My bank works fine in FF, as does all my webmail. :\\
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Banks and such don't care. My bank works fine in FF, as does all my webmail. :

yes thats so, but I don't like firefox, and citibank doesn't approve Opera for use last time I used it. Nor do my other three banks.
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