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Offline mitch

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after 5 years IE7 is out BUT
« on: October 19, 2006, 06:25:30 PM »
yep after 5 years ie is getting a upgrade and new security features
but
the first security flaw has been spotted ;-D

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2006/10/19/tech-ie.html

no thanks i'll just wait a bit for firefox 2 in a few weeks ;-D

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Re: after 5 years IE7 is out BUT
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2006, 06:31:50 PM »
Just remember, IE7 will be delivered via Automatic Updates.  When asked if for assent to install, it has already been downloaded.

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"Automatic Updates will notify all such users (including those with Automatic Updates configured to automatically download and install updates) when Internet Explorer 7 has been downloaded and is ready to install." {emphasis added}

From Microsoft TechNet

Also, it was recommended in the IE7 Blog to temporarily disable anti-virus or anti-spyware applications before installing IE7 because IE7’s setup writes a large number of registry keys.  Real-time monitoring software could block those entries.  This is where people have run into problems, particularly with the "suites", such as ZA's software.


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Re: after 5 years IE7 is out BUT
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2006, 11:32:18 PM »
Information on Reports of IE 7 Vulnerability

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These reports are technically inaccurate: the issue concerned in these reports is not in Internet Explorer 7 (or any other version) at all. Rather, it is in a different Windows component, specifically a component in Outlook Express. While these reports use Internet Explorer as a vector the vulnerability itself is in Outlook Express.

While we are aware that the issue has been publicly disclosed, we’re not aware of it being used in any attacks against customers.                                                                       

We do have this under investigation and are monitoring the situation closely and we’ll take appropriate action to protect our customers once we’ve completed the investigation.

Also of interest from Tech Web:

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"We've told enterprise customers to be ready [for IE 7] by Nov. 1," said Cobb. "It won't begin Nov. 1, but they should be ready."

The IE 7 update will also not add to the burden of Microsoft's monthly security patch delivery, scheduled for Nov. 14, promised Cobb. "We won't do it on Patch Tuesday."

So, even if AU of IE7 doesn't begin on 01Nov06 and won't be included in the 14Nov06 Patches, that isn't to say they won't be delivered before 14Nov.


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Re: after 5 years IE7 is out BUT
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2006, 04:36:00 PM »
the lord only knows how badly this will break the internet.
it is a crying shame that the w3c doesn't have any more influence that it does, and that o so many web designers follow microsoft's lead, damning the world to ms standards, not w3c's.