Internet Explorer 6 Hacks And Holes Exposed
[Feb. 28, 2002]
In today's world you're not even safe when you’re crossing the street at 2PM on a weekday. You can't look at someone the wrong way, you can't accidentally stumble into someone, and in some countries you can't even speak your mind: if you do, the consequences are deadly. It's no different on the Internet.
For the average home user running Windows 9x, ME, 2000, or XP, it's nearly impossible to keep up with the constant bug fixes for all of your applications. Obviously, the safest way to run your computer would be to never connect to the Internet at all, but what kind of a boring life would that be?
Over the last couple of days I've spent many an hour scouring the 'net for patches, bug fixes, and updates for my Windows 2000 web server running IIS 5, because that's where I'd be most vulnerable, right? Well apparently not. I was reading a new post the other day that linked to this site (see bottom). What I found on that site shocked me.
Apparently Microsoft were in a little bit of a rush to get Internet Explorer 6 out the door and forgot to take that extra bit of time to debug and test it for security cracks and holes... naughty naughty.