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Internet Explorer Could Have a Huge Security Hole


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#1 Budapest

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:32 PM

Internet Explorer Could Have a Huge Security Hole

Users of several Internet Explorer versions are being urged on Monday to switch to other browsers such as Chrome or Firefox amid news of a major security hole.

According to Rapid7 security forum, a new zero-day exploit for Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9 has hit computers running Windows XP, Vista and 7. Zero-day exploits involve software that takes advantage of a security hole within a site to carry out an attack.

This means that computers actively using Internet Explorer can be compromised by visiting a malicious site and give cybercriminals “the same privileges as the current user.”

Full story here: http://mashable.com/2012/09/17/internet-explorer-security-hole/
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:36 AM

Hi.

this has been confirmed by MS: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic468924.html/page__view__getnewpost

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:09 AM

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for September 2012

Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Version: 2.0
This is an advance notification for one out-of-band security bulletin that Microsoft is intending to release on September 21, 2012. The bulletin addresses security vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer.


Internet Explorer Fix it available now; Security Update scheduled for Friday
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:06 PM

Is all software basically a piece of Swiss cheese with invisible holes?Every know and then someone discovers a new "hole" and "oh no" another vulnerability. Really gets tiring after awhile. Especially the endless Java vulnerabilities that crop up like clockwork.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:08 AM

Security update is out...

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:22 AM

I had to go to Windows Update yesterday and run the check as it did not automatically show in the task bar as a new update available.
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