First, a couple from Micrsoft:
This one dates back no less than 17 years and is related to a virtualization technology that allows 16-bit applications to run on 32-bit Windows platforms (virtualization is NOT a new technology). 64-bit versions of Windows are only minimally affected, but 32-bit versions that have 16-bit execution enabled are vulnerable.
This vulnerability in IE is serious enough to prompt Micrsoft to issue an emergency patch today. Yes – that means it is serious.
If you are a Mac user feeling smug about those MS security woes, you should know that Apple has also issued a security update that addresses a dozen serious security issues as well.
More “stuff you should know” coming soon…..
Dennis H in West Virginia, US
January 21, 2010