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- Major Vulnerability in Internet Explorer
January 18, 2010, 1:37 am
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A vulnerability in Internet Explorer led to the major security breaches at
which have subsequently caused it to consider abandoning China altogether (the
The vulnerability is so severe that Germany has warned its citizens not to use
German government warns against using MS Explorer
There is as yet no patch. Moreover, exploit code has "gone wild" from Wepawet
is now readily available on the net. For those who wish to - ahem! - examine
exploit source code the original version is posted on Metasploit here:
and an "improved" more stable version here:
The number of websites using the exploit is expected to proliferate rapidly.
there is a patch it borders on foolhardy to continue using Internet Explorer
possibly to connect to a very limited number of known, trusted websites).
Re: Major Vulnerability in Internet Explorer
These Microsoft excuses are quite amazing:
Low? Thats incouraging! It only low.
WOW! all we have to fear are these 'highly motivated people'. Of
course, all other hackers are not highly motivated. We need not
fear the hacker's highly motivated egos.
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