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Patch For Favicon Bug In Ie5 Released

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Daniel Cody

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Microsoft has released a patch for a bug in IE5 that allows unscrupulous Webmaster to secretly run a program on your computer. In IE5, the Favorites list can display icons supplied by Web sites. However, the icons can be designed to trigger a buffer overrun, and the security hole will then allow the overrun to trigger code that could do nasty things to your computer.

Get the fix at the MS site.

Dan lives a quiet life in the bustling city of Milwaukee, WI. Although he founded what would become in 1998, he's since moved on to other projects and is now the owner of Progressive Networks, a Zimbra hosting company based in Milwaukee.

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