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Microsoft issues emergency patch for 10 IE holes

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Mumbodog, Mar 30, 2010.

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  1. Mumbodog

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  2. DarqueMist

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    Don't have to worry about doing the update manually, m$ already pushed the new update, I got it tonight.
     
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    I've got my XP and Vista computers set to only notify me of new updates and not to download or install them. After I started them this morning, I received a prompt about the out-of-cycle IE8 update. It's been installed. (y)

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    Got my prompt first thing this morning. (y)
     
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    Got mine yesterday from Windows Update after seeing this thread. (y)
     
  7. hewee

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    That was fast. You think they wait another day so they could make that the Dirty Dozen patch day. :p
     
  8. Mumbodog

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    I think they should have released it today, have the updates give you a April Fools day BSOD, now that would be funny.

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  9. hewee

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    Yea that would be a joke.
     
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    Dear Mumbodog,
    Firstly thanx for the info'! Considering that IE itself is JOKE, 10 holes takes the cake! I guess we are seeing more holes in the dress than the cloth! Would have been good for summer, at least!;)

    PS: Is Windows 8 in the pipeline?(you may answer it, because i don't know a thing about what MS is conjuring.).
     
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    Let's not throw too many stones at IE. All these programs try to do a lot and holes get discovered My copy of Firefox just auto-morphed to 3.6.3, and how many days old was 3.6.2?
     
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    Dear antimoth,
    Nobody need throw stones at IE or for that matter "MS"! The German Govt., a few weeks back black-balled IE. I respect and use FF for two reasons 1) It is open-source and 2) they throw no stones at fellow competitors like Google Chrome and mind their own business of patching(no denying that), like MS is doing right now--calling Chrome a "key logger".I have read an article which claims that the percentage of people using IE in Asian countries is dropping! In my view TEN security holes is way too big a vulnerability, considering the fact that hackers of IE do not uncover the holes "all at once"! Probably MS was taking a real nice Ester holiday(JK-Just Kidding);)!
     
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