News.com was the first to report anothersecurity hole in IE5.
The problem goes back to an ActiveX control thatshipped with IE5 that can allow a malicious webmaster to place a program on a victim's hard disk that will beexecuted at the next reboot. The bug can be exploited from a user opening a web page or reading an email. MS has acknowledged the security hole, and says it will have a patch out within the week. Are bugs like this, or worse, viruses like Melissa going to be the norm as a result of tighter 'application integration' that MS has been touting for years?