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Web sites still vulnerable to security hole

Despite patches available to correct the problem, many Web sites continue to suffer from a well-publicized flaw in Microsoft Internet Information Server that allows anyone with a Web browser to gain administration-level access to a server.

The security hole lets unauthorized visitors determine what version of NT is running, and can make it easy to compromise consumers’ account details. Among the more high-profile sites reported to be running the product in a still-unpatched version are Safeway, IKEA and Tower Records.

The full story can be found at www.theregister.co.uk.

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