Vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer Discovered
- By Scott Bekker
- October 19, 1999
A vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer has been discovered that could allow a malicious Web site operator, under certain circumstances, to read files on the computer of a user who visited the site.
A patch is being developed by Microsoft to fix the vulnerability. Meanwhile, Microsoft recommends that Internet Explorer users add sites that they trust to the Trusted Zone in Internet Explorer, and disable Active Scripting in the Internet Zone, in order to work around the vulnerability. For more information on the vulnerability, check Microsoft's Security Bulletin FAQ.
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.