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28 Sept 2006

VML exploit awareness video

If you've been following the information security headlines over the past week or so, you will have heard about a nasty zero-day Microsoft exploit in the wild - or rather three exploits in fact, all targeting a buffer overflow in Internet Explorer's handling of Vector Markup Language.
Watchguard's excellent VML exploit video demonstrating the attack is an object lesson in technical awareness presentations - professionally produced, clear and straightforward, and just over 4 minutes long. Nice. Microsoft issued an emergency patch for the bug this week. Meanwhile, SANS and MessageLabs are reporting that malicious eCards are in circulation, exploiting unpatched vulnerable systems.
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