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Critical Patch for Internet Explorer

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Microsoft has released a critical update for Microsoft Internet Explorer, running on Windows NT/2000/XP/Server 2003. Released on a Friday afternoon, instead of their normal Second Tuesday of the month, probably means there’s some nasty exploits fixed in this cumulative update. They do say, however, that while this is a cumulative update that replaces MS04-004, it does not include any of the hotfixes released since MS04-004, which was originally released in February. Install the new patch, and you remove all those hotfixes. Because of that, they also have an update rollup at that includes the hotfixes, plus all these new fixes. I’m sure Microsoft has a reason to approach this in such a complicated way. (Like maybe they secretly want us to all switch to Mozilla, so they won’t have to support IE any more!) In any event, full information is at

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