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PostSubject: A security leak (hole) in Internet Explorer!!   Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:38 am

Normally i would post this in the tech section, but as not everyone looks there for new items, I post it here for now and maybe later relocating it to the tech section.

I don't know how may of you here are still using the only browser that came with your windows version. The blue E icon on your desktop or quick launch bar, in the bottom left, near the start button. (I hope you know what i am talking about, if not feel free to ask for clarification.)

Anyway, back to the point of my warning, about IE (Internet Explorer) There is a security in IE 6, 7, 8 and 9. But not in 10 (which comes with Windows Cool

The full statement is here below about the warning, and how you can make your IE more secure till Microsoft has made a patch to close that hole. Which comes to you by the famous Windows Update system.

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

Published: Monday, September 17, 2012

Version: 1.0
General Information
Executive Summary

Microsoft is investigating public reports of a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, and Internet Explorer 9. Internet Explorer 10 is not affected. Microsoft is aware of targeted attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object that has been deleted or has not been properly allocated. The vulnerability may corrupt memory in a way that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user within Internet Explorer. An attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website.

On completion of this investigation, Microsoft will take the appropriate action to protect our customers, which may include providing a solution through our monthly security update release process, or an out-of-cycle security update, depending on customer needs.

We are actively working with partners in our Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) to provide information that they can use to provide broader protections to customers. In addition, we are actively working with partners to monitor the threat landscape and take action against malicious sites that attempt to exploit this vulnerability.

Microsoft continues to encourage customers to follow the guidance in the Microsoft Safety & Security Center of enabling a firewall, applying all software updates and installing anti-virus and anti-spyware software.

Link to the full statement: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2757760

MY Recommendation: Do not use IE but an other browser like Google chrome, Firefox or Opera.

Google chrome: https://www.google.com/intl/nl/chrome/browser/?hl=nl
Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/nl/firefox/fx/
Opera: http://www.opera.com/

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