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Microsoft replaces flawed Internet Explorer patch

Microsoft Corp. is issuing a new patch for its popular Web-browsing software because an earlier one broke a function that let users enter Web sites where they had previously registered. A patch for Internet Explorer versions 5.01, 5.5 and 6.0 was initially posted Feb. 5 to fix security flaws that could allow an attacker to access users’ information or otherwise take control of their computers. But Microsoft was then contacted by users who complained that after installing the patch, they no longer could log onto some subscription Web sites where they had registered. Microsoft is now advising users to download a “hot fix” that will repair the function that was broken by the patch. Full Story

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