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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.


#7 Okay, so how's Mozilla different?

by Anon

Monday August 30th, 1999 6:52 PM

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Can someone explain what the Mozilla security model will be? Navigator had several holes of its own, either standalone or in conjunction with other software. Exactly how will Mozilla be different?

If half of the XPIDL and XPCOM promise comes true without a good and *robust* security model, you might as well just paste "Mozilla" where you see "IE" in these news articles - you'll see the same stories soon enough.