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Mac Ie Bug Bites Back

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Daniel Cody

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A bug that first popped up over two years ago (and was subsequently fixed) is back in the Mac port of Internet Explorer 5.

The hole is tied to a problem with the IE Java Virtual Machine that could let a malicious Web site gain access to private content. It seems most firewalls will block out this sort of thing, limiting it to mostly Intranet exploits(where the risk is much lower). If you're incline, you can see a demonstration of the bug for yourself. Microsoft has no estimates for when a fix may be available.

Dan lives a quiet life in the bustling city of Milwaukee, WI. Although he founded what would become in 1998, he's since moved on to other projects and is now the owner of Progressive Networks, a Zimbra hosting company based in Milwaukee.

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