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Windows 7: Microsoft promises fix for IE security flaw in next few days


18 Sep 2012   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Microsoft promises fix for IE security flaw in next few days

Quote:
Microsoft said today it will issue a fix soon for a security flaw that affects users of Internet Explorer versions 6 through 9.

Uncovered this past weekend, the security hole could compromise the PCs of IE users who surf to a malicious Web site. The flaw is being actively exploited to deliver a back-door trojan known as "Poison Ivy."

The software giant said in a security advisory this afternoon that a solution to the flaw would be released in the next few days.

Read more at source:
Microsoft promises fix for IE security flaw in next few days | Security & Privacy - CNET News



Update:
Microsoft Security Advisory (2757760): Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution

See also:
Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)

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18 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I wonder how many days is a few days.
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19 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I wonder how many days is a few days.
9th October apparently - next update - but I'm not applying the 'fix' since it apparently might screw with existing applications and NIS is said to recognise the malware.

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19 Sep 2012   #4

win7 home premium 32bit OEM System Builder Pack
 
 

i have no problem with viruses or trojans when web browsing. every malicous site i visited microsoft security esstential caught it and quarantine it before it could be installed.
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19 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would hope that all anti viruses would stop this old type of infection. I would still like to have both security methods used. A security update for I.E. and a proper anti virus definition for this problem. Some of the viruses seam to find a way to tip toe around one layer of protection. Paranoia is another layer of protection.
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19 Sep 2012   #6

win7 home premium 32bit OEM System Builder Pack
 
 

for anti-virus software to work perfectly the users has to help by taking the extra precautions. i reads some threat blogs of antivirus companies saying how hackers are exploiting their attacks on win xp adobe flash player java and any other browser other than internet explorer 9.
most people when installing internet explorer use the custom install option so they dont get the full protection as they would if they used the recommended install. i use to install the custom way, got viruses and tracking cookies when i had vista on here, installed Windows 7 two years ago and installed using recommended and havent had a virus or tracking cookie since.
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19 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

< most people when installing internet explorer use the custom install option so they dont get the full protection as they would if they used the recommended install. i use to install the custom way, got viruses and tracking cookies when i had vista on here, installed Windows 7 two years ago and installed using recommended and havent had a virus or tracking cookie since. >

It's one thing to share one's personal experience, but it's illogical to extend that experience into a general rule of thumb for all users to follow. Other variables may have been in play.
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19 Sep 2012   #8
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Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Well, in ten years i've been trap once...
I'll not worry that much, just a little more surfing carefully and where the cheese go.
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19 Sep 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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19 Sep 2012   #10

 
 

Thanks Brink for the Fix-It link.
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