Friday, February 23, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Introducing the CORSAIR Obsidian Series 500D
EASA Publishes Guidelines for Safe Drone Operations
Apple to Upgrade the AirPods Headphones
SK Telecom to Unveil 'HoloBox' Hologram AI Technology at Mobile World Congress 2018
Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Declined in 4Q, Samsung Retains First Spot
Intel Brings 5G Connectivity to PCs
Samsung and Qualcomm Expand Foundry Cooperation on EUV Process Technology
LG To Unveil Updated K8 AND K10 Smartphones at MWC
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Interne...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Internet Explorer Hit by Serious Flaw


Users of all current versions<

The flaw lets criminals commandeer victims' machines merely by tricking them into visiting Web sites tainted with malicious programming code.

The sites are mostly Chinese and have been serving up programs that steal passwords for computer games, which can be sold for money on the black market.

"Zero-day" vulnerabilities like this are security holes that haven't been repaired by the software makers. They're a gold mine for criminals because users have few ways to fight off attacks.

The latest vulnerability is noteworthy because Internet Explorer is the default browser for most of the world's computers. Also, while Microsoft says it has detected attacks only against version 7 of Internet Explorer, which is the most widely used edition, the company warned that other versions are also potentially vulnerable.

"Our investigation so far has shown that these attacks are only against Windows Internet Explorer 7 on supported editions of Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, and Windows Server 2008. Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, and Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 on all supported versions of Microsoft Windows are potentially vulnerable," Microsoft said in a statement.

Microsoft said it is investigating the flaw and is considering fixing it through an emergency software patch outside of its normal monthly updates.

"At this time, we are aware only of attacks that attempt to use this vulnerability against Windows Internet Explorer 7. Our investigation of these attacks so far has verified that they are not successful against customers who have applied the workarounds listed in this advisory. Additionally, there are mitigations that increase the difficulty of exploiting this vulnerability," Microsoft said.

Microsoft encouraged users to follow the "Protect Your Computer" guidance of enabling a firewall, applying all software updates and installing anti-virus and anti-spyware software.


Previous
Next
Updated Yahoo Mail is Infused With a "Social Dimension"        All News        SanDisk and Toshiba to Cut Production of NAND Memory at Facilities in Japan
Updated Yahoo Mail is Infused With a "Social Dimension"     General Computing News      Google Chrome Takes Off The Beta Label

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Windows Defender ATP Coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Microsoft Reports Quarterly Revenue and Profit on Cloud and Office Consumer Products
Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer Will Show You What Data Microsoft Gets From Your PC
Microsoft Takes On Chromebooks With Education Windows 10 Devices starting at $189
Some Microsoft Meltdown Patches Freeze AMD PCs
Microsoft Plans Expansion of Redmond Campus
Microsoft Expands Deal With SAP to Use and Sell More of Each Other's Cloud Services
Top Black Friday deals from Microsoft
Microsoft Cloud Continues to Grow, Powers First Quarter Results
Microsoft to Buy Wind Energy From GE's new Wind Farm in Ireland
Microsoft Brings the Edge Browser to iOS and Android
Microsoft Announces First Windows S Devices, Brings cloud, AI and Mixed Reality to Businesses

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .