Microsoft Releasing out of Cycle Patch for Internet Explorer Exploit



Take a look at the official announcement. They’ve moved outside the usual update cycle for this one. VERY good move Microsoft to get this patch in before the holidays as it looks as though there’s been a spike in the use of this particular exploit and with people doing a lot of home pc browsing over the next two weeks, hopefully they can have a patched Internet Explorer to browse with. These are one more good reason to have an alternative browser such as firefox installed “just in case”. That’s not to say that Firefox is immune to all such security issues, but it is targeted less frequently and perhaps most importantly by DIFFERENT things than Explorer is targeted by. (I should note that version 3.0.5 of firefox is out to address it’s own list of issues.)

By the way, this Internet Explorer vulnerability is listed as critical for Internet Explorer 5.01 on NT SP4, for Internet Explorer 6 on NT SP4 as well as pretty much every combination of Internet Explorer 6 or Explorer 7 on XP, Server 2003, Vista or Server 2008 AND those using Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 users are encouraged to update to a new release as well. In other words IF you use any currently supported version of Internet Explorer on any currently supported version of Windows you need to make sure this update installs.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Running UltraVNC viewer under wine I talked in the last entry about using UltraVNC and UltraVNC Single Click (ultravnc sc) as a means of doing remote desktop support. The idea is that you (the technical support person), setup vncviewer to listen for connections, then the end user with pc problems can download your customized ultravnc......
  • Extended support for XP Home and Media center I want to make a note of this here... Microsoft has announced that XP Home and Media center editions will get extended support on par with that of XP Pro. Essentially this means security updates for these versions of the OS should be available until 2014. Previously support for XP......
  • Anti-phishing tool I had run across a link that netcraft was trying to combat phishing schemes and I didn't have time for a detailed look at the time. I've since revisited and found their Netcraft toolbar. I'm impressed, it installs in either Internet Explorer (under Windows), or Mozilla Firefox (all platforms.) For......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • New Version of Google Toolbar for Firefox When Firefox 3 was officially released, the Google Toolbar was not supported.  Of course, that didn't stop me from manually updating the MaxVerison myself so that it would work.  Although it didn't take long for Google to release a new version that officially supported Firefox 3, I was disappointed as......
  • How Does Life Support Life? I was asked a question in a comment to the post Questions & Answers Are Part of the Game of Life. The question was: “what exactly does it mean when you say life always supports life?” Instead of answering it in the comments, I thought this could be very beneficial......
  • Review of Windows Live Writer When you find a tool that makes life easier, there is nothing more exciting. The need for corporations to simplify and systematize their processes has to do with working smart and taking advantage of things that allow workers to reach their goals without having to work quite as hard. One......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site