Microsoft Releasing out of Cycle Patch for Internet Explorer Exploit

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

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 [...]

Fasten your seatbelts – Browser vulnerability a day to be announced in July

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

I hope there aren’t too many browser developers that have planned on taking July off….. I ran across browserfun.blogspot.com where it is planned to release information on a web browser vulnerability EACH DAY for the month of July. This comes to us from HD Moore of Metasploit. Judging from This securityfocus article, most of the [...]

Disinfecting a PC… part 10

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Before I get things wrapped up, I like to scan rinse and repeat until the scans come up clean. So, this scan of AVG gives a chance to delete the archive entry I mentioned the first pass it took. And spybot get’s updated from the internet and re-runs. All looks clean there… Ad-aware get’s an [...]

MS IE Javascript exploit for zero-day (0-day) vulnerability

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

An exploit for last weeks zero-day (0-day) javascript vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is in the wild. I saw this post from Sunbelt a couple nights ago go up and disappear, at the time I didn’t have long enough to read it… It’s back today and there are instructions for mitigating the risk. However, there [...]

Internet Explorer zero-day exploit?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

The folks over at The Sans Institute (Incidents.org) are reporting on a possible zero-day ( 0-day ) exploit against Microsoft Internet Explorer. (A zero day exploit is the name given to an exploit of a previously unknown vulnerability.) Their analysis essentially had the machine they were using go to 100% cpu and it did not [...]

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