Friday, December 14, 2001

The latest Internet Explorer security hole allows hostile websites to completely take over your machine. This has galvanized Microsoft, at last, to do something serious about security holes in their software --- they're bribing people who report them to shut up.

(The claim is that they want to make sure they have time to create a fix before letting the world know about the problem. But that would require them to acknowledge that there is a problem --- and even under the threat of imminent public exposure, they denied that the IE security hole ever was a problem for weeks).


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