Monday, March 27, 2006

Have you been hacked?

Alarming news.

This Washington Post article is rapidly exposing a serious flaw in Internet Explorer since being picked up by Slashdot.

Over 200 websites have been hacked and merely browsing to them with Internet Explorer can result in spyware being downloaded to your PC. The spyware has already been held responsible for exposing passwords to Oracle's network and people's credit card details.

There are security alerts posted every day. I'm pretty clued up and not easily alarmed, but this one scares me! Especially at Microsoft's lackadaisical response.

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