Microsoft plans quick fix for IE

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  1. 4me2's Avatar

    4me2 said:

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    Microsoft plans quick fix for IE


    Internet Explorer is used by vast majority of world's computer users
    Microsoft is due to issue a patch to fix a security flaw believed to have affected as many as 10,000 websites.
    The emergency patch should be available from 1800 GMT on 17 December, Microsoft has said.
    The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser could allow criminals to take control of people's computers and steal passwords.
    Internet Explorer is used by the vast majority of computer users and the flaw could affect all versions of it.
    So far the vulnerability has affected only machines running Internet Explorer 7.
    "Microsoft teams worldwide have been working around the clock to develop a security update to help protect our customers," the software firm said in a statement.
    "Until the update is available, Microsoft strongly encourages customers to follow the Protect Your Computer Guidance at [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], which includes activating the Automatic Update setting in Windows to ensure that they receive the update as soon as it is available," the statement read.
    Potential danger
    According to Rick Ferguson, a senior security adviser at security firm Trend Micro, the flaw has so far been used to steal gaming passwords but more sensitive data could be at risk until the security update is installed.

    MICROSOFT SECURITY ADVICE
    Change IE security settings to high (Look under Tools/Internet Options)
    Switch to a Windows user account with limited rights to change a PC's settings
    With IE7 or 8 on Vista turn on Protected Mode
    Ensure your PC is updated
    Keep anti-virus and anti-spyware software up to date
    "It is inevitable that it will be adapted by criminals. It's just a question of modifying the payload the trojan installs," he said.
    It is relatively unusual for Microsoft to issue what it calls an "out-of-band" security bulletin and experts are reading the decision to rush out a patch as evidence of the potential danger of the flaw.
    Some experts have suggested that users switch browsers until the flaw is fixed.
    Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Apple's Safari system are not vulnerable to this current flaw.
    But Graham Cluley, senior consultant with security firm Sophos, said no browser is exempt from problems.
    "Firefox has issued patches and Apple has too. Whichever browser you are using you have to keep it up to date," he said.
    "People have to be prepared and willing to install security updates. That nagging screen asking if you want to update should not be ignored," he said.

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  2. greens117's Avatar

    greens117 said:

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    just updated my vista 50mb 13 new updates :O
    I STINK GET OVER IT !
     
  3. B B Leo's Avatar

    B B Leo said:

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    i just got the one update!!!
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  4. greens117's Avatar

    greens117 said:

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    I turned my auto updates off haven't updated since 2001 6th dec
    I STINK GET OVER IT !
     
  5. Mr.James's Avatar

    Mr.James said:

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    lmao... i just got 1 update... 2 days after the vunrability was announced... who says IE is insecure?