Microsoft plugs yet another IE 4.0 security hole

Microsoft has released a patch that fixes a bug in Internet Explorer 4 that undermines the IE security zone feature. Dubbed the "Dotless IP Address" vulnerability, this security problem allows a malicious hacker to misrepresent the URL of a Web site, causing the site to be treated as it if were located in a less secure security zone.

Microsoft recommends that users download and install the patch that fixes this problem as soon as possible. Windows 98 users can download it from Windows Update, but other IE 4.0 users should visit the Microsoft Security Web site to get the patch

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