Emergency Patch To Fix Internet Explorer Security Flaw

This is an update to my post about the security alert issued about Internet Explorer -

Microsoft have announced that a patch will be released today, probably around 6 p.m. (GMT).

Internet-Explorer-patch

The security flaw, which only seems to affect Internet Explorer 7 at this time, is believed to have affected some 10,000 websites so far.

Whilst the flaw only targets gaming passwords there is a perceived threat that trojans could be installed by criminals who are looking to profit from stealing people’s financial data.

The moral of this story is that all internet users should keep their browser, whichever brand it may be, fully updated and patched and should install any updates offered to them at the earliest available opportunity.

Update :

Get the Internet Explorer patch here (just make sure you choose the correct version for your browser).

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

Comments

  1. I think its quite a concern how long it took MS to spot the flaw and then come up with a patch.

  2. Is ie8 a better option than ie7 or could that be effected too?

  3. I’m not too clued up on internet explorer 8 at the moment but I don’t believe that it is susceptible to this particular flaw Dave.

  4. I can imagine it may take a while to code a patch but agree that it is worrying that the flaw has gone undetected for such a length of time.

Speak Your Mind

*