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Another Internet Explorer vulnerability confirmed by Microsoft

Bastieeeh

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This time specially prepared animated cursors embedded into e-mails or websites give offenders the ability to execute any code. This issue applies to the Internet Explorer 6 and 7 using Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2, XP Professional x64, XP 64-Bit for Itanium, 2003 (regardless the SP), 2003 x64 and Vista.
Microsoft responded to this and until they release the corresponding security update suggest this workaround:

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I remember this one time that Microsoft said something along the lines of "use Firefox" when faced with one of these problems :roll:.
 

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Firefox isn't safe either! Under special circumstances it uses the Windows-embedded routines to display animated cursors and if so you are screwed as well!
 

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hahaha. Another reason IE should just die.
 

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Get a firewall program folks, hardware firewall or not, Zonealarm or something of the like is highly recommended. Then, you can avoid this stuff. I love my Zonealarm security suite.