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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Microsoft still having Internet Explorer security problems

Microsoft is warning that it is investigating new public reports of a critical bug in Windows comes more than two months after sample code showing how to take advantage of the flaw was posted to the Web.

The flaw that Microsoft warned about is in an ActiveX control used by the Windows GUI software. It was first disclosed on July 18 as part of a project by hacker HD Moore to expose problems in Internet Explorer.

Microsoft has only patched 2 of Moore's discovered flaws. Microsoft engineers haven't even been able to investigate close to a third of the vulnerabilities, Moore said.

Moore handed Microsoft another 70 bugs that he had not publicly disclosed.

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