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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:11 pm

IE7 Released

Will it knock out Firefox like the previous version did to Netscape? Let the debate begin?

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/def ... g_ID=10010

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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:02 pm

Re: IE7 Released

Microsoft's spanking-new Internet Explorer 7 browser has failed already failed a security test.

According to an advisory from Secunia, the gold version of IE 7 was shipped with an information disclosure flaw that could be used in spoofing attacks. The vulnerability is due to an error in the handling of redirections for URLs with the "mhtml:" URI handler.

    "This can be exploited to access documents served from another web site," Secunia warned.


http://blog.eweek.com/blogs/eweek/archive/2006/10/19/14079.aspx

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Post Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:13 am

Re: IE7 Released

If you have auto updates but don't want IE 7 pushed to your machine you might consider this

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4516A6F7-5D44-482B-9DBD-869B4A90159C&displaylang=en
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Post Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:39 am

Re: IE7 Released

IE7 is with out a doubt a big improvement. It seems about as fast as firefox and has a nice “feel” about it.  However, I still think firefox wins by 2 points.  Firefox has a vast amount of plugins available so you can really customize it to what you want.  Also, IE7 being a Microsoft product will mean that 90% of the exploit efforts will go in that direction.
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Post Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:48 pm

Re: IE7 Released

Microsoft fires back by saying that this is not an IE7 problem, but it is an Outlook Express issue. This came from Christopher Budd, security program manager for Microsoft, in a blog posting:

http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2 ... ility.aspx

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Post Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:30 am

Re: IE7 Released

If you have auto updates but don't want IE 7 pushed to your machine you might consider this http://www.microsoft.com/&nbsp; ...........


Thanks for the link.

Very interesting situation. MS wants to validate ur windows before downloading the tool. Does this mean MS will push the ie7 update to pirated windows PCs too?. If MS is going to give IE7 only to genuine windows users, why do they need to validate widows to download the tool ?
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