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    2 new IE6 security holes and 1 OE hole found

    http://www.anandtech.com/news/shownews.aspx?i=24258

    Two more high-risk security breaches have been found in Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Outlook email application:

    Security researchers have reported a high-risk flaw in Microsoft's Outlook and Internet Explorer.


    The hole could allow malicious code to be executed with minimal user interaction, according to security firm eEye Digital Security. The company claims to have notified Microsoft about the flaw on 5 May.

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    Security researchers have reported a high-risk flaw in Microsoft's Outlook and Internet Explorer.

    The hole could allow malicious code to be executed with minimal user interaction, according to security firm eEye Digital Security. The company claims to have notified Microsoft about the flaw on 5 May.

    A spokeswoman for Microsoft confirmed that the company has been notified, and is investigating the issue.

    "At this time, Microsoft is not aware of any malicious attacks attempting to exploit the reported vulnerabilities, and there is no customer impact based on this issue," she said.

    The defect affects systems running Windows NT, 2000, XP and at least some versions of Windows 2003.

    EEye notified Microsoft about two other flaws in Internet Explorer and Outlook on 16 March and 29 March, but the software giant has yet to release a patch for the problems.

    Microsoft usually releases patches on a monthly basis to allow systems administrators to plan for the fixes, although an out-of-cycle patch can be issued in emergencies.

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    You'd think with the $ and resources they've got they'd figure this stuff out ahead of time.

    Thanks for the tip UOD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt
    You'd think with the $ and resources they've got they'd figure this stuff out ahead of time.

    Thanks for the tip UOD

    No, cuz they are always making newer versions and new software and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF
    No, cuz they are always making newer versions and new software and so on.
    Yes and...?

    You'd think, with their $ and resources, that they'd figure this stuff out ahead of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt
    Yes and...?

    You'd think, with their $ and resources, that they'd figure this stuff out ahead of time.


    Well they dont make money if they spend it on this stuff

    And their resources probably arent that large, also to make money

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    Microsoft is only one company. There's a world-wide network opf people sharing resources to try and crack and exploit microsoft products.

    There is no such thing as truely secure.... just well hidden flaws.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt
    You'd think with the $ and resources they've got they'd figure this stuff out ahead of time.

    Thanks for the tip UOD
    It can't work that way, things are always evolving and changing. 90% of these threats are usually not realistic anways, but Microsoft usually still releases fixes through Windows Updates.
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