IE ripe for attack, despite Microsoft claims

Thursday, 1 February 2007, 12:45 PM EST

Windows Vista may be "dramatically more secure" than Windows XP but Internet Explorer is destined to remain Windows' Achilles' heel. Attacks on browsers will continue their inexorable ascent during the next 12 months, despite changes designed to lock out hackers and thwart remote attacks.

A new security report from IBM Internet Security Systems (ISS) blames the increase on the "exploit as a service industry" where material is being increasingly sold using a traditional channel model. Also, half of websites that carry material designed to infect browsers are capable of camouflaging their attack.

At The Register.

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