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Unofficial Patches for IE6 Available

Two well-respected Internet security companies have shipped unofficial patches for a critical flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser a full two weeks before the software maker's scheduled release of a comprehensive update.

 

With a wave of zero day attacksunderway, eEye Digital Security and Determina offered separate hotfixes to provide temporary protection for IE users, but experts warn that the third-party patches carry a "buyer beware" tag.

 

As a general rule, Microsoft never recommends third-party updates because, without rigorous quality assurance testing, it is impossible to know what impact the unofficial fix might have on applications mandated in regulated industries or in-house applications.

 

 

 

IE7 does not have this issue

 

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Unofficial Patches for IE6 Available

Two well-respected Internet security companies have shipped unofficial patches for a critical flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser a full two weeks before the software maker's scheduled release of a comprehensive update.

 

With a wave of zero day attacksunderway, eEye Digital Security and Determina offered separate hotfixes to provide temporary protection for IE users, but experts warn that the third-party patches carry a "buyer beware" tag.

 

As a general rule, Microsoft never recommends third-party updates because, without rigorous quality assurance testing, it is impossible to know what impact the unofficial fix might have on applications mandated in regulated industries or in-house applications.

IE7 does not have this issue

 

Full story here

Yeah ... look where non-Microsoft-approved patches got Sony's DRM program ...

 

Lynn

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As a general rule, Microsoft never recommends third-party updates because, without rigorous quality assurance testing, it is impossible to know what impact the unofficial fix might have on applications mandated in regulated industries or in-house applications.

 

. . . and Micro$oft's software has rigorous quality assurance testing ? ?

 

These patches are required because their rigorous quality assurance testing failed abysmally!

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Not only has their security testing on IE6 fail miserably, but their entire operating system security has fail as well. That's why there are so many on-going MS patches and 3rd party security programs out there for you to buy.

 

Frank

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