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US site Bugnet is reporting a potentially dangerous bug in version 5 of Microsoft Internet Explorer. According to the report, when you use the browser to download a file from an FTP (file transfer protocol) site, user names and passwords are revealed. Bugnet points out people typically use FTP to download large files, so their user names can be displayed for quite some time. So far, Microsoft has not responded with a fix. ®

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