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Microsoft Issues Patch To Fix IE Holes

A week after the MyDoom virus started wreaking havoc on the e-mail systems around the world, Microsoft issued an "out-of-cycle" security bulletin to address three vulnerabilities that expose Internet Explorer to potential hacker attack. The bulletin was issued Monday.

While the company normally posts monthly patches, the special bulletin released this week for IE addresses one issue deemed "critical" and two others ranked "important," Microsoft said.

The IE vulnerabilities could allow malicious hackers to run or save code on a user's PC, or spoof a web site address, a practice known as "phishing," the company said.

Phishing is a technique aimed at tricking web site visitor into providing personal information or taking an unsafe action, Microsoft said.

The patch can be found at on the Microsoft site.

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