IE flaw threat hits the roof

January 07, 2005


IE flaw threat hits the roof | CNET "Secunia said Friday it has raised its rating of the vulnerabilities in Microsoft's browser to 'extremely critical,' its highest rating. The flaws, which affect IE 6, could enable attackers to place and execute programs such as spyware and pornography dialers on victims' computers without their knowledge, said Thomas Kristensen, Secunia's chief technology officer. "

"In order for us to rate a vulnerability as extremely critical, there has to be a working exploit out there and one that doesn't require user interaction," Kristensen said. "This is our highest rating and is the last warning for users to fix their systems."