IE7 Beta 2 Vulnerability Discovered in just 15 minutes!

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by NIST.org, Feb 2, 2006.

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    NIST.org Guest

    On the day of its release security researcher Tom Ferris at Security
    Protocols needed just 15 minutes to find the first vulnerability in IE7
    Beta 2 and write an exploit for it. This is believed to be a new
    record.

    You can read the article at:
    http://www.nist.org/news.php?extend.75

    One can only imagine the meetings at Microsoft when upper level
    management asked the programmers exactly what they spent the Millions
    of Dollars they were given to improve security in Internet Explorer 7.
    And why dozens of programmers and testers didn't find a bug that this
    one person found in just 15 minutes. At most companies heads would
    roll!

    John Herron, CISSP
    http://www.NIST.org
     
    NIST.org, Feb 2, 2006
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    Jbob Guest

    Not sure here but wasn't this a preview of Beta 2 and not the actual Beta 2
    release?
     
    Jbob, Feb 2, 2006
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