What You Should Know About Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-040 (828750) Security Update for Microsoft Internet Explorer http://www.microsoft.com/security/security_bulletins/ms03-040.asp October 3, 2003 Severity Level CRITICAL Why We Are Issuing This Update A number of security issues have been identified in Microsoft=AE Internet Explorer that could allow an attacker to compromise a Microsoft Windows=AE-based system and then take a variety of actions. For example, an attacker could run programs on your computer when you are viewing a Web page. This vulnerability affects all computers that have Internet Explorer installed. (You do not have to be using Internet Explorer as your Web browser to be affected by this issue.) You should help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. Products Affected by This Update Internet Explorer 5.01 Internet Explorer 5.5 Internet Explorer 6.0 Note Windows and Internet Explorer share components. You should apply this update if you have Internet Explorer 5.01 or later. Earlier versions are not supported and may or may not be affected. Users with earlier versions are strongly encouraged to upgrade. ++ There is more on the web site . Mike ~ It is a good day if I learned something new. Editor MikesWhatsNews see a sample on my web page http://www.mwn.ca/ UPDATED 03/10/03 See my Anti-Virus pages <http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/mikes_virus_page.htm> <virusinfo-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?Subject=3Dsubscribe> A Technical Support Alliance Charter Member For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.