IE stands for Internet Eeeeeediot

— 12:00 AM on May 6, 2003

This story actually broke on Friday, but it's so completely ridiculous that I decided to write it up anyway. This article over at the Inquirer sums it up nicely; basically, a new bug has been found that affects Internet Explorer as well as Outlook, Frontpage and God only knows what else. When the bug is exploited, it causes the affected programs to immediately crash.

Sadly, none of this is particularly new or shocking, given Microsoft's past security troubles. Rest assured, however, that the big MS has really managed to one-up itself this time. Why? Because this is the "code" required to crash the aforementioned software:

<input type crash>
Yes, that single line of HTML is it. No, I'm not kidding. In fact, according to the Inquirer you can sub in any number of words instead of crash, with the same result. I really don't know what to say at this point, so, umm, talk amongst yourselves.
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