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Standard User mikebear
(learned) Mon 14-Jan-13 14:18:24
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Patch fix a vulnerability in IE 6, 7 & 8 later today.


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I've just read in PC Advisor newsletter :-

"Microsoft will release a patch on Monday for older versions of its Internet Explorer browser, deviating from its normal repair schedule due to the seriousness of the problem."

This has been needed for a long time and will be available later today as normal MS update.

See:- http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/security/3420225/mic...
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Mon 14-Jan-13 14:57:57
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Re: Patch fix a vulnerability in IE 6, 7 & 8 later today.


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Microsoft should try to get everyone to upgrade beyond IE6 and IE7, via dropping security updates to it. They could still secretly release updates via automatic updates, but given the low number of users, it wouldn't get noticed. IE8 is probably ok in comparison.

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 14-Jan-13 18:14:41
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Re: Patch fix a vulnerability in IE 6, 7 & 8 later today.


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Certain web based services in large corporations only support IE6 ( i.e., the UK government, until quite recently), so by prematurely dropping updates for IE6 and IE7 Microsoft would cause more security issues for people. End of support for XP is April 2014, everyone knows this, anyone who continues to use IE6 and what not past then deserves any trouble they get.

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