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Code leak flaw may exist, admits Microsoft

Vulnerability turns up in IE 5 – but patches only fix version 6. Microsoft is investigating a flaw in Internet Explorer (IE) 5 apparently discovered by people looking at copies of its stolen Windows source code. Yesterday the company said the vulnerability was a known flaw that was fixed by the latest release of Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1. But many web surfers still use Internet Explorer 5. A spokeswoman for the company confirmed: “Microsoft is currently investigating reports of potential vulnerabilities in IE versions 5, 5.1 and 5.5”. Full Story

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