Tag: IE7

Six security patches, and IE7 or else

Microsoft released six security patches yesterday (it was Tuesday, for god’s sake – what did you suspect?).

Along with those patches, IE7 will be automatically rolled out. I hear IE7 is a bit tighter (although it still comes in behind Firefox on the anti-phishing front). Still, I wonder how the auto-update will effect everyone.

Latest bug for IE7 probably a big mistake

Secunia has found a bug in Internet Explorer 7, one that allows address bar spoofing that could lead to phishing exploits.

This must be a big mistake, as there is no way Microsoft can blame some other software for the issue.

Microsoft going into politics

Internet Explorer 7 came out, and security experts were quick to jump on it. Flaws were immediately found, and now Microsoft is backpedalling like a bunch of politicians.

“These reports are technically inaccurate: the issue concerned in these reports is not in Internet Explorer 7 (or any other version) at all. Rather, it is in a different Windows component, specifically a component in Outlook Express. While these reports use Internet Explorer as a vector the vulnerability itself is in Outlook Express.”

The company must obviously be doing their IE development on Linux, where Outlook Express is nowhere to be found.