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Microsoft Releases Important Fix for IE Zero Day Bug

     
11:01 am on Dec 20, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft has released an emergency, out-of-schedule security patch for Internet Explorer browser.
The vulnerability is serious, and could allow the attacker significant right to control a PC and to steal data.
It affect a range of systems, including Windows server 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1

If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could take control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.


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8:46 pm on Dec 20, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Individual updates according to your build? Took a bit of ferreting around but I eventually found 1703 64bit.

Yes - I had good reason for re-installing [reverting back] to 1703.
3:32 am on Dec 21, 2018 (gmt 0)

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If you use IE ... still, that critter is embedded in Win so update the sucker as soon as possible!
8:01 pm on Dec 21, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Did it, never ending install, many reboots etc..
But aside security updates many wins new features, worth check them out!
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The Win7x ie update took about 12 seconds. :)
1:48 am on Dec 23, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I probably need to do something, but can't take the risk. Once years ago I did the regular monthly update for xp and Windows stopped working (wouldn't restart) and I had to get a new computer.

Then about a year ago I did the monthly windows 7 update, and Internet Explorer completely stopped working. I did a system restore and tried it again but still no luck. So I did the system restore again and haven't done any monthly updates since then.

So I think it would be too risky to do any new updates at this point after going a year without any
6:20 am on Dec 23, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I probably need to do something, but can't take the risk. Once years ago I did the regular monthly update for xp and Windows stopped working (wouldn't restart) and I had to get a new computer.


Huh? that makes no sense, a borked windows install wouldn't require purchasing new machine. Your comments are quite surprising to hear from someone on this site. Update your software... your compromised machines can affect me.