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 (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. Or, for fun, open another copy of IE and click on this link to execute the code (don’t worry: it just crashes IE- you’ve seen that before…)