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Opera Plugs Three Security Holes

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Opera Software on Thursday shipped an updated version of its Opera for Windows Web browser to fix a trio of potentially serious security vulnerabilities.

he Norwegian company recommends that Windows users upgrade to Opera 8.0.2 to protect against malicious hacker attacks.

The most serious of the three flaws is due to an error in the handling of extended ASCII codes in the download dialog.

Security research outfit Secunia Inc., which discovered the flaw, has tagged it as "moderately critical" and warned that attackers could trick users into executing malicious files.

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