Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A security alert for Internet Explorer you had better read

Windows Internet ExplorerImage via Wikipedia
Security alert for IE7

An emergency patch should be available from 1800 GMT on 17 December, Microsoft has said.
The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser could allow
criminals to take control of people's computers and steal passwords.

Internet Explorer is used by the vast majority of computer users and the flaw could affect all versions of it.

So far the vulnerability has affected only machines running Internet Explorer 7 although 8 may also be affected.

What should you do to do right now

Change IE security settings to high (Look under Tools/Internet Options)

With IE7 or 8 on Vista turn on Protected Mode

Ensure your PC is updated

Keep anti-virus and anti-spyware software up to date

Better still download Firefox a fantastic browser without the problems one has with Explorer plus has thousands of useful extensions.
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Anonymous said...

Firefox really is better.

Vic Grace said...

I think it is too but sometimes it is slow loading my iGoogle page