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IE Patch Rushed to Market

An IE remote code execution (RCE) flaw is so serious that it just can't wait till April's Patch Tuesday. Instead, an out-of-band fix was released this week.

The RCE issue occurs when someone is led to a malicious Web page and is lured into clicking. The fix applies to all current forms of IE -- from IE 5 to the latest, IE 8.

The patch is actually a cumulative fix, repairing a heaping 10 problems.

Experts see this out-of-band patch as a sign that Redmond is getting more aggressive about fixing problems it or outsiders discover. Some praise this aggressiveness while others see the fixes as symptoms of an underlying disease, and suggest IT move off of IE.

Do you trust IE? Are other browsers really more secure? Your opinions welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on March 31, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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