Stop using Microsoft IE right this minute – Exploit Warning

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A 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 …

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday should be taken seriously this time (Sept 2014)

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FORTY-ONE vulnerabilities have been addressed in this edition of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday. There are 37 security flaws in Microsoft Internet Explorer alone which are being corrected. These range from “Important” all the way up to the “Critical” level, and include one fix for a “zero day vulnerability” that attackers have been exploiting. It is recommended that you apply the patches …

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Internet Explorer being actively targeted – Why are you using IE?

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This is from our partners at WatchGuard, taken in its entirety from their blog for your reading enjoyment: Advanced Attackers Exploit IE & Flash 0days in the Wild by Corey Nachreiner Over the weekend, Microsoft released a critical security advisory warning customers of a serious new zero day vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE), which attackers are exploiting in the wild. Around the same time, …

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Radio Station Website Compromise Leads to Visitor Infection Threat

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The US-CERT National Cyber Awareness System sent out a notification yesterday and revised it today, May 21st entitled “TA13-141A: Washington, DC Radio Station Web Site Compromises”. The document outlines that on May 16th US-CERT was informed that two websites www.federalnewsradio-dot-com and www.wtop-dot-com had been compromised and that redirects had been put in place that would send Internet Explorer users to …

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday for April 2013

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It’s that time again!   Microsoft Patch Tuesday is upon us. Let me just say… Update your Microsoft Windows based computers. As you will see below, the biggest vulnerability is your Internet Explorer, which should be updated, even if you are using another browser. Should you require assistance installing these or any other security updates, please call upon us in …

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Secure IT Alert: Patch your Microsoft Internet Explorer – Now….

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This alert comes courtesy of the US-CERT National Cyber Awareness System and we highly recommend you apply the patches provided by Microsoft to protect your Internet Explorer browser immediately. Hackers are currently using the browser vulnerability to exploit systems. In addition to patching your systems, we recommend a bit of common sense, such as not visiting links which are sent …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Internet Explorer Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Here’s one you should be concerned with… Title: Microsoft Security Advisory Notification Issued: September 19, 2012 ******************************************************************** Security Advisories Updated or Released Today ============================================== * Microsoft Security Advisory (2757760) – Title: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution – http://technet.microsoft.com/security/advisory/2757760   – Revision Note: V1.2 (September 19, 2012): Added link to Microsoft Fix it solution, “Prevent Memory Corruption …

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You really want to update your Microsoft Windows machines with the July patches

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The National Cyber Awareness System released an alert yesterday, July 10, 2012 which mentions multiple vulnerabilities of a critical nature. It is advisable to update your Microsoft based systems immediately to protect against these vulnerabilities. Should you require assistance with that in the Greenville or Upstate South Carolina area, we can assist, please call us at 864.990.4748 or use our …

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Why do videos start playing automatically when I visit a website? How can I stop this? #GoodQuestion

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Windows 4 Comments

Today a client mentioned that videos are playing automatically on their computer and it annoys them. Hey, it annoys me too! Why oh why do websites insist on force-feeding you content you might not actually want to hear? Please, web developers, give us the option to actually play your video if we want to. In fact, there is a particular …

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Microsoft is trying to tempt you to use Internet Explorer 9 with the offer of free stuff

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Are you using something other than Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) for your web browser? A growing number of you are, and Microsoft does not like it one bit. In fact, if you go visit their promo site, you can receive “Free stuff from sites you love” if you will just cross over to the dark side, so to speak. …

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