Microsoft is preparing a patch for bug Zero-Day Attack on Internet Explorer
Recently it has discovered a vulnerability Zero-Day Attack type that affects Internet Explorer browser in versions 6, 7, 8 and 9 (Internet Explorer 10 is immune to this vulnerability), and which can be exploited by simply playing an animation flash with malicious code.
Many security experts recommend that users use other browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or other, at least until Microsoft fix the problem, which Microsoft itself says publish a correction (we assume that this is not available for Internet Explorer 6) on the second Tuesday of next month along with other fixes in Windows Update.
While the vulnerability remains open, Microsoft recommends that users configure zones, “Internet” and “Local intranet” in high security, and to ask before running active scripting or disable.
These measures are intended to minimize the risk of attacks on Internet Explorer, at least until Oct. 9, when they will be released the patch to seal the vulnerability.
– Internet Explorer Vulnerability Exposes Windows PCs, experts suggest switching to Chrome (The Verge)
– Microsoft offers workarounds for IE bug (The Register)