Originally posted on September 19, 2012
Yesterday Microsoft announces it discovered a vulnerability within their web browser (Internet Explorer) which could allow hackers to corrupt a computer’s memory and take control of the computer. Microsoft has not said when it will patch this security hole, other than to say it will likely be fixed in the October scheduled updates. However, Microsoft did say that if it appears to be a larger problem they would release an update sooner. Read more about this from Microsoft here.
In the meantime we at Carolina Computer Concepts recommend the following:
- Make sure you have Windows Firewall enabled or you have a router (or other hardware) with firewall functionality
- Use a different web browser (at least temporarily) such as Firefox or Chrome
- Make sure you have good antivirus protection and it is up-to-date
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Carolina Computer Concepts Staff