Source: DirectX 9.0
Microsoft DirectX is a group of technologies designed to make Windows-based computers an ideal platform for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full-color graphics, video, 3D animation, and rich audio. DirectX 9.0 includes security and performance updates, along with many new features across all technologies, which can be accessed by applications using the DirectX 9.0 APIs.
Source: OS Opinion
Last month, when a gaping security hole was found in Internet Explorer that could allow a hacker to take control of a user's hard drive, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) initially labeled the flaw's severity "moderate."
The exploit affected all Windows users running IE versions 5.5 or 6.0, and potentially those using Outlook or Outlook Express. It enabled hackers to gain access to users' computers by luring visitors to a booby-trapped Web page.