Stop using Microsoft IE right this minute – Exploit Warning

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Support, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows Leave a Comment

Public Service AnnouncementA few days back, security experts started reporting that an existing vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer had been leveraged in a “Zero Day Exploit”.

What does this mean for you? You could open a specially crafted document and become compromised.

Microsoft has not released a patch as of this moment so they are advising the use of Microsoft Edge for the time being. I personally prefer Google Chrome, however, that’s entirely up to you.

Bottom line – avoid IE, or if you MUST use it, as we do for banking – consider using it only for the site/s that force you to do so and set something else as your “default browser”.

Here’s some more details:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/internet-explorer-zero-day-alert-attackers-hitting-unpatched-bug-in-microsoft-browser/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/internet-explorer-zero-day-exploited-in-the-wild-by-apt-group/

 

As always, if you require assistance with this or any other computer support issue for your business computer or network in the Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens, Oconee County South Carolina area, just give us a call at 864-990-4748 or use our CONTACT FORM.

 

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