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Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Hardware News |

Microsoft is preparing a patch for bug Zero-Day Attack on Internet Explorer

Microsoft is preparing a patch for bug Zero-Day Attack on Internet Explorer

Recently it has discovered a Zero-Day Attack type that affects 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 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 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.

Links:
Internet Explorer Vulnerability Exposes Windows PCs, experts suggest switching to Chrome (The Verge)
Microsoft offers workarounds for IE bug (The Register)

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