Microsoft mulls early IE patch release

Microsoft may offer an Internet Explorer security update before its next official Patch Tuesday.

The update is being designed to fix a serious flaw in the way the widely used Web browser handles certain graphics files. The flaw, first reported last week, is increasingly being used in attacks on IE users, security experts warned Monday.

"We have been working nonstop on an update," a Microsoft representative wrote on a corporate blog Friday. The patch is being tested now, and if it is done before Microsoft's next scheduled patch release day on Oct. 10, the company will release it, the representative wrote. Microsoft mulls early IE patch release | CNET

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