Microsoft Details Internet Explorer Flaw That Has Been Exploited

Microsoft Details Internet Explorer Flaw That Has Been Exploited

Homeland Security now recommends Internet Explorer users to switch to Microsoft Edge.

"Financial institutions should also take mitigating measures to prevent the vulnerabilities from being exploited", the MAS added in its note.

Microsoft has responded very quickly to the warning by pushing out an upgrade to its Windows 10 operating system but it seems one version is causing some users issues when attempting to install it.

Do you still use IE11 on your Windows 7 systems? Microsoft told Tech Crunch, " it was "aware of limited targeted attacks" and was "working on a fix", but that it was unlikely to release a patch until its next round of monthly security fixes - scheduled for February 11".

Windows Server devices are not, in their default settings, at risk.

The attacker would need to trick a victim into viewing a maliciously constructed web page email attachment, PDF file, Microsoft Office document, or any other document that supports embedded Internet Explorer scripting engine content, in order to mount an attack. "Surface devices are faster and lightweight, and more powerful and more secure, with an average price that's considerably less than that of the average PC eight years ago", said Microsoft.

The scam is tied to the recent end of technical support for the "Windows 7" operating system.

Whatever the reason may be, you should immediately ditch the good-old internet browser and embrace Chromium-based Edge browser. Windows will continue to start and run, but you will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft.

Microsoft has confirmed that an ongoing Internet Explorer security error that is now being exploited by hackers is being resolved.

In a now-deleted tweet, the Chinese cyber-security firm said the attackers were also exploiting an Internet Explorer zero-day.

"Earlier this month, Qihoo 360 was credited with discovering a zero-day vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox exploited in the wild in targeted attacks". "No information was available at that time, but it appears that this was the vulnerability that had been referenced".

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