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IE 6 and 7: An Attack Waiting To Happen?

After releasing two "important patches" for Office and Windows, Microsoft issued a warning that IE 6 and 7 may be subject to remote code execution attacks. Security experts say that hackers have found this hole and that a "limited" number of attacks have been reported.  

All software has flaws. One of the reasons Microsoft's software seems to have so many holes is that Microsoft aggressively reports its problems.

Do you agree or still think that Microsoft is less secure that its competitors? Shoot your answers to [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/10/2010 at 1:17 PM


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