Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Another Internet Explorer flaw allowing evil hoards to hijack your PC!


The blog entry title is tongue-in-cheek as there really is another flaw in Internet Explorer 6 that allows a remote attacker (aka bad guy) to take over your PC. What can they do once they've done this? Oh, how about installing a keylogger that logs each and every keyboard stroke you make as you, say enter you bank account number and password for your on-line banking site. Then it sends the accumulated data to the bad guy. Sounds bad? It is. What's worse is that Microsoft typically knows about these bugs for weeks before issuing a patch.

Stop using IE and start using Firefox. They also have vulnerabilities from time to time but patch critical ones with 24 hours. Compare for yourself:

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Firefox 1.x bug/solution status

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