Microsoft fixes the IE zero-day exploit

We have published information about the IE zero-day exploit which affected IE version 6 to 9 on all operating systems on which it is available.

Not surprisingly, Microsoft announced today that they have a fix for this problem even before the cumulative patch on Friday, September 21st.

If you have automatic updates enabled on our PC, you won’t need to take any action – it will automatically be updated on your machine.  This will not only reinforce the issue that the Fix It addressed, but cover other issues as well.

If for some reason you are forced to use Internet Explorer (instead of other browsers), we strongly recommend to apply the Fix immediately. Otherwise, wait for the normal update on Friday.

 

Sorin Mustaca

Data Security Expert

via Avira – TechBlog http://techblog.avira.com/2012/09/20/microsoft-fixes-the-ie-zero-day-exploit/en/


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Sorin Mustaca

Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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