Q822925; Check & Patch your Windows now

Posted on Wednesday, September 03 2003 @ 16:31 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The security company Secunia posted a warning about a recently discovered security hole in Internet Explorer on their website. The patch is already available from the Microsoft Update site since August the 20th, but it might be interesting because problably a lot of users are still vulnerable.
CYBER SECURITY COMPANY Secunia has warned us of a Spam they have received that attempts to exploit a known vulnerability in Internet Explorer.

The company says that the hole in IE is significant because it, "allows anyone with limited IT skills to exploit the vulnerability

A number of security issues have been identified in Microsoft® Internet Explorer that could allow an attacker to compromise your Microsoft Windows®-based systems and then take a variety of actions. For example, an attacker could run programs on a computer used to view the attacker's Web site. This vulnerability affects computers that have Microsoft® Internet Explorer installed. (You do not have to be using Internet Explorer as your Web browser to be affected by this issue.) You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
A test to find out if your PC is vulnerable or not can be found here
  • The patch can be downloaded here on Microsofts Update site.

    Source : The Inquirer

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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