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Microsoft, Intel stamp out bugs

While Redmond works on Internet Explorer and ActiveX issues, Intel deals with a recently discovered flaw inside its Xeon processors.

 

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While Redmond works on Internet Explorer and ActiveX issues, Intel deals with a recently discovered flaw inside its Xeon processors that is delaying the release of servers based on the chip.

The IE 5 bug means text files may be read and then sent to an arbitrary server on the Internet, allowing the user's files to be "stolen."

- Bulgarian programmer Georgi Guninski

 


Microsoft combats another IE 5 bug
Microsoft continues to battle security problems in Internet Explorer 5.0 that make computers vulnerable to attack by malicious Web site operators.

Xeon chip problem delays servers
Companies that manufacture server computers are grappling with a recently discovered flaw inside two Xeon processors that is holding up some of the highest-performing systems devised around the Intel chips.

Microsoft patches Internet Explorer, ActiveX holes
The company has patched a handful of security holes in its Internet Explorer browser ActiveX technology that made computers vulnerable to attack by malicious Web site operators.