Microsoft's tying IE changes in security patch sparks backlash

Friday, 14 April 2006, 1:10 AM EST

By packaging a functionality change for Internet Explorer with a needed security update, Microsoft has alienated some IT pros.

Along with the 10 patches in Tuesday's MS06-013 security bulletin, Microsoft bundled changes to IE's handling of ActiveX controls. Those changes, which were prompted by a 2003 $521 million judgment against Microsoft in a patent lawsuit brought by Eolas Technologies Inc. and the University of California, will require users to manually activate controls on some sites.

At Network Computing.

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