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IIS & IE bug

2004-06-25 19:18:38.175657+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Web browser flaw prompts warning, Microsoft has issued advice about the loophole.

Users are being told to avoid using Internet Explorer until Microsoft patches a serious security hole in it.

Apparently an IE hole is being used in conjunction with compromised IIS[Wiki] servers that are in trusted domains. If you still use IE[Wiki](and why, why, why would you still use IE[Wiki]? ) this is a really good time to download an alternative like one of the Mozilla variants or Opera.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-06-27 02:19:12.757761+00 by: polly

the hamilton county school system uses IE. i'm not sure about the compromised security situation, but i do know that our computer tech has been scrambling for the past few months working on crashed computers and eradicating viruses.

by the way, comcast techical support sucks. daughter's comuter had a technical problem with comcast server so she called comcast tech support for help. the tech had her disable something, don't remember what it was, but i was there while she was talking to the guy and following directions. she & i both questioned the advisibilty of what he was telling her, but she went ahead and did it.

to this date, my computer tech at school has spent 2 days on her computer removing the sasser worm, a bunch of trojan crap and 41 viruses. he said her computer was wide open to anything and everything. the viruses where coming in on piggyback with a bunch of porn stuff. i was a little concerned because the porn sites i looked at were links from flutterby. i've looked at these sites from my computer, then while babysitting, looked at them from daughter's puter. but my tech assured me that it wasn't anything i did or flutterby. it was her puter and the things that were disabled that was creating the problem. i'm relieved that it wasn't anything I DID, but still a little concerned about what this is going to cost in labor :(

my puter is fine, just slow, lol