Microsoft Issues Emergency Fix for IE

Microsoft Issues Emergency Fix for IE - http://it.tmcnet.com Avatar Posted by louienews under Technology
From http://it.tmcnet.com 4224 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 18, 2008 6:32 am
Don't panic, but you may be exposing all of your information to hackers by using Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Ok, maybe there is room for panic, however don't fret about it too much because the company is uncharacteristically issuing an emergency fix outside their regularly scheduled release dates.

The hole in its Internet Explorer, the world's most widely used Web browser, software has exposed millions of users to having their computers taken over by hackers. According to the Associated Press, the "zero-day" vulnerability allows criminals to take over victims' machines by steering them to infected Web sites.

Users don't have to download a single thing for their computers to get infected, which makes the flaw in Internet Explorer's programming code all the more dangerous.

Microsoft said it plans to ship a security update, rated "critical," for the browser on Wednesday. People with the Windows Update feature activated on their computers will get the patch automatically.





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Written by louienews
4225 days ago

This is a serious vulnerability to small businesses.



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