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Security flaw in IE

Postby menyak » Sat Oct 11, 2003 11:46 am

I expect this to become a HUGE issue in the next weeks and months:

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/or ... 61,00.html
http://www.microsoft.com/security/secur ... 03-040.asp

Actually I think it's the biggest security hole since Microsoft decided that it's a cool idea to open all Outlook attachments automatically. I recommend that everyone take a look at this very closely - usually I'm very relaxed about reports of new bugs, trojans or viruses, but this time it seems to be different.

PS. If you do decide to edit your registry please be VERY careful and always do a backup in advance!
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Postby DK » Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:14 pm

thanks a ton, menyak! ;-D
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Postby Madison » Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:47 pm

Thanks Menyak! We all appreciate the info! ;-D
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Postby eftda » Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:56 pm

wow

thanks 4 the heads up ;-D
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Postby Shitney™ » Sun Oct 12, 2003 7:56 pm

could some one do a brief "How-to-fix-this for Dummies" for those of us who aren't PC literate
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Postby menyak » Sun Oct 12, 2003 9:57 pm

Seems like I overestimated this - sorry guys, thought it would never happen to me. ;-) Just take it as a reminder to update your system regularly, and be sure to deactivate ActiveX in your browser settings.

Strangely I'm still seeing those characteristic popups when I surf the net, but it seems like they're not related to the security flaw mentioned. :-?
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Postby Madison » Mon Oct 13, 2003 12:38 am

I'd rather be over cautious, than have my computer shut down on me. Thanks for the update Menyak! ;-D
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Postby cwebb » Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:00 am

Well, most flaws in IE are with ActiveX, so if you disable that and use a personal firewall (like Kerio's which is free), you are a lot safer...
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Postby Madison » Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:10 am

cwebb wrote:Well, most flaws in IE are with ActiveX, so if you disable that and use a personal firewall (like Kerio's which is free), you are a lot safer...


Good information to know. Thanks. ;-D
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Postby cwebb » Mon Oct 13, 2003 3:37 pm

Also not using Outlook (Express) helps a lot, I like Eudora but I've given menyak headaches with it :-/

Recently I heard about a neat tool that lets you run only specific ActiveX controls, that could be the solution but I have to find it again and check it out first...
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