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HTML rendering crashes Internet Explorer…

Everyone knows that Microsoft products are the subject of a great deal of hacker attention. Sure, Microsoft hasn’t in the past been very good about securing their products, but with all the script kiddies and coders making them their #1 target, it isn’t too surprising that problems keep cropping up.

But this latest one is a hoot. A mere five lines of HTML [1] (no fancy coding at all) will bring down every version of Internet Explorer since version 4.0.

What is the offending code? Check out the bugtrack report [2]. Or, for fun, open another copy of IE and click on this link to execute the code [3] (don’t worry: it just crashes IE- you’ve seen that before…)