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Microsoft fails to correctly patch its latest flaw

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posted on Oct, 2 2003 @ 07:03 PM
Seems like we're seeing more and more of this lately.
A serious flaw in Internet Explorer was recently "patched" by Microsoft. Today, that patch was proven to be ineffective when the latest worm, QHosts, hit the 'net.

A malicious program, dubbed QHosts, infects PCs using a recent flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer to take control of how computers look up Internet addresses, antivirus firms warned on Thursday.

The program takes advantage of a critical flaw in the popular Internet Explorer Web browser, which Microsoft has made an integral part of its Windows operating system. An "object type" vulnerability, the flaw allows a Web site to run code on a computer without authorization from the user.


posted on Oct, 3 2003 @ 01:58 AM
a microsoft patch failed?

surprise surprise surprise

ever since the wonderful service pack 1 debarcle that crashed everyones system I wonder if Microsoft can get ANYTHING right

posted on Oct, 3 2003 @ 02:09 AM
Imagine if we had to do this with cars... well in a way if you have a Ford... you do.

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