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Hackers exploit new IE zero-day vulnerability-[Update]' Microsoft Patch Released'

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Attackers are exploiting a "zero-day" vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer and hijacking Windows PCs that cruise to malicious or compromised websites, security experts said today.

Source :-

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9231367/Hackers_exploit_new_IE_zero_day_vulnerability?taxonomyId=85&pageNumber=2

 

Microsoft Fix it patch :-

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2757760

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September 17, 2012 5:55:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

"Moore stuck by Rapid7's recommendation to stop using Internet Explorer. "IE has taken major steps to improve security, but it's still the weakest link," Moore said. He also noted that avoiding the browser might not be enough, as many applications rely on the IE engine to render HTML."

Philly.... this means you!

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September 17, 2012 6:59:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
Philly.... this means you!

More like, everyone.

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September 17, 2012 7:10:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

*smiley missed...

 

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September 17, 2012 11:33:50 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

 

I have used IE (and only IE) since the beginning and will never use another browser (unless being forced to use Safari on my iDevices counts! ).

 

I run everything and I mean everything in/on my computational devices (Windows or otherwise) from a "least priviledge" frame of thinking.  Software developers cannot and in most cases should not be trusted to secure your stuff (even if in most cases it becomes a case of securing yourself from yourself).

Anyone who trusts software "settings" (browser settings/options/addons) or purchases more software to "lock doors" (firewalls etc.)  or  "clean house"  (scanners etc.) and doesn't first subscribe to "least priviledge thinking/operations" is missing the boat on the first and/or best line of defense.

 

One of these days I will do a nice in-depth write up on what I see as "least priviledge thinking" in the digital world and how I personally have and continue to implement it in my everyday life.  For now, searching "least priviledge computing" in a search engine should help those who are still stuck in the "reactionary security" frame of mind to at the very least question some of their daily practices which may be needlessly endangering their systems/data and understand other options quite possibly without the need to purchase more software or change existing software. 

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September 18, 2012 12:07:52 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Please do, then I might have a clue as to what you just typed.

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September 18, 2012 12:15:02 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Nasarog,
Please do, then I might have a clue as to what you just typed.

Limited-access User accounts are pre-emptive security which makes much of the security 'issues' redundant.

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September 18, 2012 2:52:56 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Jafo,

Quoting Nasarog, reply 5Please do, then I might have a clue as to what you just typed.

Limited-access User accounts are pre-emptive security which makes much of the security 'issues' redundant.

Not visiting wonky sites makes most security issues redundant.

I find it really hard to take these announcements seriously when the last time anything affected me was what, 2005?

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September 18, 2012 9:34:27 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Malware inserted on PC production lines, says study

bbc report

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September 20, 2012 3:09:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Microsoft have released a Fix it patch :-

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2757760

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