Microsoft has announced that tomorrow (Wednesday, 17 December) it will release an emergency out-of-band patch for the critical security hole that has been sending a chill down the spine of Internet Explorer users.
Concerns about the security bug escalated as it was discovered that it affected not only version 7 of Internet Explorer, but also IE 5.01 SP4, IE 6, IE 6 SP1, and IE 8 Beta 2. Attacks incorporating the exploit have also been seen on websites around the world, potentially putting Internet Explorer users at risk in the absence of a patch.
Microsoft will have been working feverishly to put a patch together that can defend all the different versions of Internet Explorer, and testing that it works as expected. Within 24 hours the…
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