Major Flaw Found In Internet Explorer

Major Flaw Found In Internet Explorer

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Hackers found and are using a glaring security hole in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions.
Microsoft said on Monday that attackers can exploit the bug in its Internet Explorer, used on hundreds of millions of computers, to infect the PC of somebody who visits a malicious website and then take control of the victim's computer.

Until the new software is available from Microsoft, the company advises customers to use a free security tool, which is known as the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, or EMET, to mitigate the risk of attacks. It is available through an advisory on Microsoft's website: blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/
http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/
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erick99
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I use Firefox first, then Chrome, and then IE if the website will only render in it. I am a huge fan of Microsoft and their products but their browser just sucks lol
erick99 posted Sep 19, 2012
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fluffy
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I avoid IE like the plague except for the rare web site that refuses to work with anything else.

In addition to always using a non-administrator account and keeping the OS and antivirus automatically up to date, I found that turning on full Data Execution Prevention is a good way to protect a Windows 7 system from malware. By default, this feature is only enabled for certain programs. When I enabled it for all programs, I expected a lot of trouble, but I found very little.

The worst that happens to me is that once every 2 to 3 months no web browser of any kind will open, and no error is shown. I found that simply logging out and logging back in to Windows corrects the situation. You can enable DEP for all programs and still make exceptions for any program that will not run right with it enabled.

Most malware exploits utilize the execution of what is supposed to be data to initially gain control over a computer. By enabling full DEP, you make it much harder for malware to take over your computer.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-Data-Execution-Prevention-settings
fluffy posted Sep 19, 2012
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solowkoe
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booo. get it together and fix the problem MS. I just seen a commercial for this new browser on the tv yesterday too. Glad I haven't upgraded yet. I'll probably wait a few months for whatever fixes comes out.
solowkoe posted Sep 19, 2012
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xptrish
xptrish replied:
I didn't even know IE10 was out! Which isn't affected by this latest breach...might look to upgrade,if it's not in Beta.
Posted Sep 19, 2012
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solowkoe
solowkoe replied:
I believe its IE9 they are talking about.
Posted Sep 19, 2012
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xptrish
xptrish replied:
Yes it is..I thought YOU were talking about ie10..because you said new browser..my mistake.
Posted Sep 19, 2012
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solowkoe
solowkoe replied:
ah, I thought it was new because I just seen a commercial for it, but its not. I usually use firefox.
Posted Sep 19, 2012
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