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MSIE leaves the door wide open on your Windows OS...
April 3, 2001 9:22 AM   Subscribe

MSIE leaves the door wide open on your Windows OS... I can't believe that the myriad "security holes" are coincidental... maybe we should call them back doors. I mean, really... who do they think they're kidding? We all know who really wants surreptitious access to our systems. [via Glish]
posted by silusGROK (5 comments total)

 
Microsoft strongly advises "all customers using Microsoft Internet Explorer to install the patch immediately."

Oh, you mean 95% of the computing public? No problem!
posted by solistrato at 9:41 AM on April 3, 2001


Make sure you read this article before installing. The patch install may report that you don't need it, when in fact, you do.
posted by theothermatt at 9:46 AM on April 3, 2001


this would be the perfect way for microsoft to institute the "forced upgrade" a la ReplayTV. make up some story about a huge security hole in a microsoft product (yeah i know, hard to believe) and then tell everyone they must download the patch immediately. who knows what that patch is really doing?
posted by cheesebot at 6:37 PM on April 3, 2001


"MSIE leaves the door wide open on your Windows OS... "

...for the last, what, 15 years now? =)

[Posted with Mozilla on Linux...it won't let me post with Opera for some reason]
posted by CrayDrygu at 6:58 PM on April 3, 2001


Seems like the title of this thread should be "Windows OS leaves the door wide open on your Windows OS... " :-)
posted by fooljay at 3:17 PM on April 4, 2001


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