Yet Another Huge IE Security Bug
Thursday August 26th, 1999
IE's hit with another security bug, this one called worse than Melissa by the team that discovered it. The bug comes from security flaws in IE's Java Virtual Machine. If you open an email message with malicious Java code using Outlook, Outlook Express, or Eudora (which uses IE's MS's HTML rendering code), you're infected. The bug only affects Windows 98 users and some Windows 95 users. To read more on this new vulnerability, check out the article at Wired News.
As an interesting side note, Edward Felten, known best for his testimony in the Microsoft Antitrust trial, is on the team that discovered the bug.
#1 Felten RULES
Thursday August 26th, 1999 10:52 PM
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He wrote a program that, in front of the court, removed IE from Win98 and replaced it with NS. I heard there was a 20% speed increase over IE, though that's not confirmable.