Cookie bugs found in Internet Explorer 5.5 and 6.0!

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Cookie handling bugs found in Internet Explorer!

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This question was answered on November 16, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Microsoft has released an updated patch for Internet Explorer versions 5.5 & 6.0 to deal with a <a href="http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,5099435,00.html" target="_blank"><font color="#003399">recently discovered vulnerability</font></a> concerning cookies.

The security flaw allows a potential outsider to "break into cookies", (the small electronic files used by Web sites to file account information or personalize pages) through a specially crafted Web page or e-mail A person could then steal or alter data from Web accounts, including credit card numbers, usernames and passwords

To patch your Internet Explorer go to:

<a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/critical/q312461/default.asp" target="_blank"><font color="#003399">>http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/critical/q312461/default.asp</b></font></a>

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on November 16, 2001