Last Wednesday, Microsoft Corporation found the second bug in only two days in its new version of the Internet Explorer (IE) program. The company this time promised to patch the zero-day bug as soon as possible.
Lead security program manager at the Microsoft Security Response (MSRC) Center blog Lennart Wistrand said that the issue has been confirmed and the proper authorities have been advised and are in the process of creating a solution. On Tuesday, the MSRC confirmed that another bug in Internet Explorer could crash the browser and might be able to harm computers.
Even though IE 7 and the January version of the IE7 Beta 2 Preview are at risk to be attacked by this new bug, Wistrand stated that the version of the IE 7 preview released on March 20th is not susceptible. Source TechWeb asserted that the IE 7 Beta 2 Preview is completely safe and has been tested using the proof-of-concept code, publicly available to users.
Microsoft assures users that IE7 is much more secure than earlier versions of the program. Gary Schare, director of product management at Microsoft specifically for IE said that the latest version of the program would stop illegal copies from being downloaded. Still, scripting issues have been a problem for the IE program for over two years, and the flaw discovered in November 2005 was actually used by many spyware sites to install malicious software on PC’s.
Added By: Computer Consulting Kit