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From: Valdis.Kletnieks at (
Subject: RE: Internet explorer 6 on windows XP allows exection of arbitrary code ( and opera and Mozilla too) 

On Fri, 19 Sep 2003 15:41:41 +0500, M Saqib Ilyas <>  said:
> Dear all,
> Chopping off the long thread and leaving a few lines for reference. If one
> switches on a Windows box from IE to Mozilla or some other for browsing the
> web, still the IE control would be everywher in your UI, My Computer,
> Network Neighborhood etc. Granted, you would be safe from attacks being
> launched through web pages attempting to execute arbitrary or malicious
> code, but if M$ implements some kind of preview mechanism, or mistakenly I
> open a page in IE due to incorrect default association, arent there still
> chances of the same vulnerability coming back to haunt me? Granted, the
> chances will be less, but IE has sunk its nails into the UI. Isnt that true?

Correct.  That's part of what Dan Geer got fired for pointing out.  Not that
it should come as a surprise to anybody...
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