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Mar222009

Microsoft responds quickly to IE8 vulnerability

One of the contestants at TippingPoint’s 3rd annual Pwn2Own contest, Nils was able to exploit the latest Internet Explorer 8 (download). The blogosphere and news websites picked it up and very soon it became the hot news around. When people were worried about IE8’s security, MSRC (Microsoft Security Response Center) had already reproduced and validated the IE8 vulnerability in less than 12 hours. Microsoft is expected to release a security patch for this vulnerability very soon, reports DVLabs.

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