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

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