Attacks, Flaw Reports Mar IE 7 Release

Microsoft released a major update of its Internet Explorer Web browser this week, but the red letter occasion was stained by reports of antivirus miscues, phishing attacks and what turned out to be untrue reports that the new product contains previously documented security flaws.

First came a run of junk e-mail claiming to be from Microsoft that tried to get recipients to click on a link and download the latest version of IE (the link, as you may have already guessed, installs a Trojan horse program that opens a back door for hackers on infected PCs.)

Then came reports of a vulnerability in IE 7 that was somehow carried over from the older IE 5.5 version. Attacks, Flaw Reports Mar IE 7 Release - Security Fix

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 23rd October 2006 11:10PM