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Another Security Hole In Ie5

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Daniel Cody

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User since: 14 Dec 1998

Articles written: 146 was the first to report another

security hole in IE5.

The problem goes back to an ActiveX control that

shipped with IE5 that can allow a malicious webmaster to place a program on a victim's hard disk that will be

executed 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?

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.

His personal site can be found at

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