How Microsoft botched another security patch

Tuesday, 10 February 2004, 4:45 AM EST

Last week Microsoft quietly released a patch for Internet Explorer that, among other things, fixed a flaw that allowed phishing scams to operate. Trouble is, you probably didn't know the patch came out. And, even if you did, you probably weren't aware that Microsoft also changed some basic functionality within Internet Explorer that may have prevented you from logging into familiar Web sites.

Once again Microsoft released an important update to its widely used browser without clearly explaining the changes to developers or sufficiently announcing its existence to the general public. I expect better from the world's largest software vendor.

By Robert Vamosi at ZDNet.

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