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InfoWorld: Judge in Microsoft case questions browser security

Jun 11, 1999, 08:28 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Thibodeau)

Thanks to Gareth Barnard for this link.

"Microsoft antitrust trial Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson on Thursday may have given the government some powerful help by questioning whether a Web browser on a PC creates a security risk."

"Jackson raised the security issue during the testimony of Princeton University computer scientist and government expert witness Edward Felten. He had testified earlier in the trial, and is now the government's third and final rebuttal witness."

"Judge Jackson asked Felten if including a browser with an operating system creates security vulnerabilities, such as potential virus infections."

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