Microsoft releases seven new patches, virus tool

Tuesday, 3 August 2004, 10:38 AM EST

Over the last 24 hours, Microsoft has released a bumper crop of new patches -- two of which are deemed critical -- and a partial fix for the Download.ject virus that has been vexing global networks for the last few weeks.

Basically, Download.ject exploits a flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, allowing it to steal financial data and passwords from infected PCs.

Critics of the company have questioned why it would take Microsoft so long to roll out a patch for this latest malware.

By Erika Morphy at NewsFactor.

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