In Internet Security, How Critical Is Critical?
Quite a few vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and other products get alarming ratings, but some are more dangerous than others.
It's a good time now, in the midst of a "zero-day" attack, to consider the meaning of severity ratings for vulnerabilities.
The current Internet Explorer attack is a bad one of course, but just as was the case in the midst of the Windows Meta File vulnerability crisis four months ago, the actual severity is easy to overstate. In Internet Security, How Critical Is Critical?
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