Unpatched IE Javascript exploit published.

InfoWorld: Top News: Hackers publish code for critical IE bug. InfoWorld) – Security experts are warning Internet users to be careful where they click, thanks to a nasty unpatched bug in the way Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer browser handles the JavaScript computer language. The bug is of particular concern because security researchers in the U.K. have now published “proof of concept” code showing how hackers could exploit the problem and possibly take over a Windows system.By Robert_McMillan@idg.com (Robert McMillan).

Just to review: never browse with an untrustworthy browser.

UPDATE: Details at the Internet Storm Center, raising their InfoCon level from green to yellow. ISC is labeling it a zero-day exploit. It’s certainly the potential for one.


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