Microsoft faces up to browser flaws

Thursday, 22 July 2004, 3:13 PM EST

Another week, another security patch! Microsoft has been pressed into action to release yet another patch to plug a hole in its Internet Explorer 6 web browser, which has accumulated an impressive record of holes: over 150 since 18 April 2001. What is more, it is not even a final solution to the latest in a catalogue of security compromises and back doors created by what should be a harmless, albeit essential, piece of PC software.

At Microsoft's TechEd developer conference in Amsterdam earlier this month, I took time out to have a frank discussion with Detlef Eckert, senior director of trustworthy computing at Microsoft about the continuing security problems that are blighting the world's biggest software developer.

By Chris Green at Computing.co.uk

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Fake "Online Ebola Alert Tool" delivers Trojan

Posted on 29 October 2014.  |  Cyber scammers continue to take advantage of the fear and apprehension surrounding the proliferation of the Ebola virus.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Thu, Oct 30th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //