This week, Microsoft posted a cumulative patch for Internet Explorer that fixes all(?) previously discussed security vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5 and 6. In addition, it eliminates six newly discovered vulnerabilities.
For more information on the patch, see this alert.
The patch is available in 26 local languages, and ranges in size from 1.74MB for the Internet Explorer 5.01 version to 2.47MB for the Internet Explorer 5.5 version.
Although Microsoft claims that "the update eliminates all known security vulnerabilities", there are others who disagree with that statement. Software engineers Tom Gilder and Thor Larholm have documented some vulnerabilities that are still not patched on their Web site. Again, my October 2000 work-around titled "How to surf the Internet more safely with Internet Explorer" takes care of the 2 unpatched vulnerabilities.....
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11 February 2002 Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer
Microsoft has posted a (cumulative) patch for Internet Explorer that fixes all previously discussed security vulnerabilities affecting IE 5.01, 5.5 and IE 6. In addition, it eliminates six newly discovered vulnerabilities.
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Windows XP Tip: Stop Password Expiration
By default, Windows XP is set up with passwords which will expire after 42 days. 14 days in advance, Windows will start warning you of this fact. If you do not want your passwords to expire, check out this tip.
Fix Hard Disks Running
in MS-DOS Compatibility Mode
When your hard disk(s) are running in MS-DOS Compatibility Mode, performance is badly affected. Check out this InfiniSource TechFile for some suggestions to fix it.
Windows NT, 2000 and XP: Add and Enable Additional Languages in Windows
This Microsoft Knowledge Base article describes how to add and enable support for additional languages on a computer running Windows.
As some of you might know, I'm currently working on a Windows XP "Tweaker" called Tweaking Toolbox XP. If you are interested in Beta testing this software, and you are running Windows XP, you can apply on-line.
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