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IE Security hole worse than feared

November 29, 2005

Just to put a cherry on top of the whole “Firefox 1.5 has been released” thing, if you’re still using Internet Explorer, you should go read this:

IE Flaw Is Worse Than Expected.

There’s a lot of geek-talk on that page, but the upshot of it is, if you’re a Windows user using Internet Explorer, any website you visit could be used by a malicious user to execute anything on your computer. Like reformat your drive. Or mail your Quicken account data to someone.

There is no fix for this yet.

Scary Stuff.

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