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Monday, December 05, 2005 


"Microsoft's Internet Explorer will destroy your computer and small third world countries," experts said recently on news of a new security leak.

Well, maybe not that extreme. However, IE will potentially be a security threat to your computer if certain problems arise, VeriSign's Michael Sutton suggests. He notes that sites that employ CSS code could be manipulated by malicious phishers on the internet to collect private data.

However: "Meanwhile, Firefox and Opera are not vulnerable to the CSS flaw, according to Gillon. He suggested that consumers could either use one of these two open-source browsers or disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer as a workaround."

Long live open source.

December 13, 2005
Update: It gets worse, as Microsoft acknowledges the problem and scrambles to fix it.

December 14, 2005
Update: Microsoft claims to have issued a security update.



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