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Microsoft Security patch for IE

Microsoft has released the security patch for Internet Explorer for all supported Operating Systems. This is an emergency patch as reports of a new secrity hole was found on IE 7.   Microsoft says in its official security bulletin:

“This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 5.01, Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1, and Internet Explorer 7…”

Read in full: Microsoft Secure Bulletin ms08-078

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Internet Explorer new vulnerability

A new vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer could allow remote code execution. There have been reports that several sites are infected with the malicious code to exploit IE users computers. Microsoft is investigating the problem and preparing an emergency software patch to resolve it. Microsoft said that the attack has been detected against IE 7 but versions 6 and 8 also could be vulnerable. Sophos has released further information about this threat.

Options for now are to switch to another browser until IE has been patched, some of your options are: Firefox, Chrome, Opera

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Windows 7, vista and XP benchmark

Windows VIsta has been, in my personal opinion, the worst Operating System from Microsoft ever, it makes a downgrade an upgrade. Anyway Vista is not the focus here.  Adrian Kingsley-Hughes posted previously a Benchmark comparison of Vista and the upcoming Windows 7 and wisely someone asked to have XP included in the Benchmark. Remeber that the Windows 7 is the Beta version build 6956, so the full release should have much better performance.

See the results at Adrian Kingsley-Hughes’s blog.

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