Will Bugs Drive IE 8 Adoption?
American car companies were well-known for planned obsolesce. If the engine, body and transmission all go, you have to buy a new buggy. With software, you lose support, so when code breaks, it's tough to fix. IE 6 and 7 aren't yet obsolete and still get bug fixes, but Microsoft would clearly rather have you on IE 8.
Since not all of you are, Microsoft has no choice but to address a zero-day exploit that lets hackers access a deleted CSS object and somehow gain entry to your machine. Fortunately, there's one more step the hateful hacker must take: Users have to be lured to a malicious Web site for the damage to be done.
There's no word on a specific fix, but Microsoft already has a more general solution: IE 8.
Posted by Doug Barney on 12/02/2009 at 1:17 PM