Optimized IE exploit speeds up infection

Tuesday, 4 April 2006, 12:29 AM EST

A new twist on the existing exploit of Internet Explorer's zero-day vulnerability has slashed the time it takes to compromise a computer, a security company claimed Friday.

According to Fortinet, the exploit - dubbed "JS/CreateTextRange.B" to differentiate it from the original - takes much less time to execute.

At Network Computing.

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