Microsoft plans April 11 for IE bug fix

By Derek Sooman on March 28, 2006, 4:08 PM
A patch for the latest Internet Exploder flaw won't be available until April 11, according to Microsoft. The flaw, which is already being used by hackers on hundreds of Web sites, will go unpatched until then. Microsoft claims that any attacks resulting from the flaw are limited, and that the only reason it is taking the flaw seriously is because it can hijack a user’s machine. eEye’s security company's chief hacking officer Marc Maiffret disagrees, though, claiming that two weeks is just far too long to wait in this day and age.

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Cartz said:
Sigh.... 2 weeks isn't that long, and I bet ol' Marc Maiffret would be the first person to whine and ***** if MS patched it tomorrow, but introduced another bug because they didn't take the time to test it sufficiently.It's incredibly easy to hack something, in comparison to actually closing the hole that the hackers have found...(and closing it without opening up other holes) That fact is lost on too many people.I don't like the idea that my computer is vulnerable either, but just browse safely and responsibly for the next little while. Which basically means no porn.... I guess Marc can't go that long without :D
DragonMaster said:
[quote] Sigh.... 2 weeks isn't that long, [/quote]How many persons will have time to get hacked by this time?
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