IE springs more leaks

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IE springs more leaks

As Microsoft took action to patch one security hole in its Web browser, security experts discovered yet another.

The bugs are related to Internet Explorer’s implementation of JavaScript, which unscrupulous web sites can exploit to take liberties with a visitor’s private data.

Last week, Microsoft acknowledged that Internet Explorer 5.0 was vulnerable to a security hole that lets malicious Web site operators view visitors’ files on their local hard drives. Microsoft said the flaw lets intruders view files, but does not allow them to change of delete data.

Microsoft had no sooner issued a patch for the security breach than bug hunters reported another one. Like the earlier bug, this latest breach bypasses the browser’s security checks.

Microsoft is working on another patch. In the meantime, the company advises users to disable scripting in the “Internet security zone” within IE.

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