Old code in Windows is security threat
Microsoft will more quickly retire old code in its Windows operating system and other software as a result of the company's four-month-old "trustworthy computing" initiative, the company's lead bug basher said in an interview.
The revelation follows last week's warning that a serious vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer occurred in the software supporting a decade-old protocol that has rarely been used since the World Wide Web became popular.
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- Vulnerability: Buffer Overflow in Internet Explorer Gopher Code (5 June 2002)
- Vulnerability: Self-Executing HTML in Internet Explorer 5.5 and 6.0 (4 June 2002)
- Vulnerability: Internet Explorer Still Downloads And Executes ANY Program Automatically (16 May 2002)