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Microsoft Issues Zero-Day IE Warning

Why can't Patch Tuesday just be simple for once? This month's batch of patches also came with a warning of a zero-day bug for IE 6 and 7 (but if you're still using IE 6, really, what could you be thinking?).

Posted by Lee Pender on 03/11/2010 at 1:22 PM

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Mon, Mar 15, 2010 daylight

A couple of interesting things about IE8. After a recent patch by Microsoft my version of IE 8 and Norton Internet Security (NIS) now fails to consistently show me the safe web site icon. This occurs on IE8 under my Vista laptop and my Win7 laptop. My XP Prof desktops do not exhibit this behavior. Also, while running IE8, I attempted to go to a link and received a warning from Windows Defender that the site was known to be a danger. It asked if I wanted to continue. No. I immediately downloaded Kaspersky and ran it on my laptop. It said I had two viruses(virii) .Script.Iframer in a temp internet file named A site I'd never visited. Various sites are being infected with this virus unknowingly as it is embedded in an invisible iframe on the site. Is there an unknown flaw in IE8 that allows this? I wonder.

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