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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.


#3 It Proves

by Anon

Friday August 27th, 1999 3:14 PM

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It proves IE isn't intergrated into Windows adn that removing it will have not effect Windows one damn bit. Of course most of the help files have been rewritten to use IE. Be is similar in that regardds except its basically gear only for help files and basic web surfing. Be want Mozilla and Opera to replace Net+ for day to day surfing.