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IE Alert! Update now . patch to kill malicious attacks

     
2:45 am on Sep 24, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft today issued a rare emergency security update for Internet Explorer to address a critical flaw in the browser that's being exploited right now in the wild.

Redmond says the vulnerability, a scripting-engine memory-corruption bug designated CVE-2019-1367, can be abused by a malicious webpage or email to achieved remote code execution: that means Windows PCs can be hijacked by viewing a suitably booby-trapped website, or message, when using Internet Explorer. Malware, spyware, and other software nasties can be injected to run on the computer, in that case.

[theregister.co.uk...]

If you use IE at all, this would be the time to patch against this vulnerability.
1:04 am on Sept 25, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for posting this
1:44 am on Sept 25, 2019 (gmt 0)

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You're welcome! While FF is my personal browser, I still use IE for page display to make sure the site is compatible. Hate to see theses things, then again, all programs from all makers have these problems from time to time.

Some are just more serious than others!
7:53 pm on Oct 1, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Tangor,

Just curious why you are still using IE for testing?
I know some still use it even though MSFT killed it years ago. The engine should only be used in enterprises under enterprise mode these days to support their legacy software.
I am just trying to collect some honest feedback since this is something of interest to me.
1:57 am on Oct 2, 2019 (gmt 0)

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You answered your own question. :)