Microsoft issues hot fix for IE8 exploit

Posted on Thursday, May 09 2013 @ 10:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Neowin spreads word that Microsoft has published a hot fix for a zero-day Internet Explorer 8 exploit that was made public last week.
Microsoft announced the "Fix it" patch on its security blog late on Wednesday, stating that downloading and installing the patch will not require a reboot of the PC. The blog added, "The Fix it is an effort to help protect as many customers as possible, as quickly as possible. We continue to work on a security update to address this issue and we’re closely monitoring the threat landscape."

Keep in mind that this patch is just for Internet Explorer 8. People who have other versions of IE installed on their PC are not affected by the exploit and therefore don't need to download this hot fix.

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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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