Attackers end-run around IE security

Wednesday, 8 November 2006, 1:05 AM EST

The dependence of Internet Explorer on other Windows components has allowed online attackers to work around the shored-up security of Microsoft's latest browser.

This weekend, security researchers discovered a Web site using an previously unknown, or zero-day, vulnerability in a relatively unused ActiveX component of Windows to infect visitor's systems.

At SecurityFocus.

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