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Windows 7: More on the IE zero day.

19 Jan 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
More on the IE zero day.

Following last week’s announcement of the new zero day vulnerability in Internet Explorer, and its role in high profile, targeted attacks [1,2], the news wires have been hot with announcements about ‘what to do’.
Particularly strong warnings have been sent within Germany and France, with web users urged to use alternative browsers until a patch is made available.
Personally, I find such actions a little surprising, and though they may be well intentioned, they are not necessarily helpful. Or perhaps not as helpful as they could be. I am all for raising user awareness and alerting individuals to the malicious threats that are out there - user education is something to be encouraged. But advising “a change in browser” actually does a poor job of educating people about the real web threat that is out there.
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More on the IE zero day | SophosLabs blog

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19 Jan 2010   #2

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Source -
More on the IE zero day | SophosLabs blog
Hi there
Well THEY would sy this wouldn't they.

It's in the AV software providers to scare people about "vulnerabilties" so they are "suckered" into using their product(s).

Call me sceptical -- but that's just my suspicious nature -- and I'm STILL alive having previously worked in such "Beautiful Touristy places" such as Port Harcourt in Nigeria etc etc.

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19 Jan 2010   #3

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