A significant vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer was detected this past weekend that could affect your computers and business security.
1. All versions of IE 6 through 11 for Windows are affected.
2. No patch is available as of today.
As you may have heard in the news, there is a significant security issue with all versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. This newly discovered exploit could be used against Microsoft’s web browser, Internet Explorer (IE). By visiting an infected site, your computer can become infected without any interaction on your part. At this point, your antivirus and malware software may not protect you against this issue, which makes this a serious problem.
Microsoft plans to release a security update as soon as possible, but it likely won’t protect you if you use Windows XP. With Microsoft’s dropping of support for XP, we believe that we’ve had the first of many attacks that will be targeting Windows XP.
What Should You Do?
- Avoid use Microsoft’s IE (Internet Explorer) on any computer unless an application specifically requires it.
- Use an alternative browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox.
- When the patch is issued, it likely won’t apply to XP users —- ever!
- If you are a Windows XP User, use an alternative browser —- forever!
- Think seriously about upgrading your XP machines as soon as possible.
As soon as the patch is made available, we will deploy the patch immediately to all managed Intivix PCs and servers so you will all be protected. For home users, we recommend installing the patch as soon as you can.
In the meantime, you can visit Microsoft’s site for more information: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/2963983.aspx
Please contact Intivix at 415-543-1033 ext. 2 or [email protected] if you any questions. We’ll be glad to help.