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[TechRadar] Internet Explorer flaw patched by Prevx

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British security software company Prevx has announced that it has released a fix for the Internet Explorer flaw which they suggest can be used until Microsoft releases an official patch.

The small utility allows users to disable the affected component of Internet Explorer and apparently keep you safe from that specific exploit.

"Just avoiding using IE will not protect user's computers as malicious code targets users through a number of other means also," said Prevx's head of research Jacques Erasmus.

"Because of the increasing underground market for bank details and other personal information criminals are now designing malicious software which is designed to disable or sneak past anti-virus and remain hidden on a user's computer.

"Prevx has addressed the weaknesses exploited by this approach, providing consumers with next-level protection."
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Seriously, where is Microsoft on this issue!? Failure is not an option, it comes standard with Microsoft...
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They are supposed to release an official fix today, but we are talking about Microsoft.

*edit http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../ms08-078.mspx

also available via windows update.
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Originally Posted by sfdxsm View Post
They are supposed to release an official fix today, but we are talking about Microsoft.

*edit http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../ms08-078.mspx

also available via windows update.
Seriously on such a serious issue, this should have been top priority
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This should take a chunk of Vista advertising money and spend it here.
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I had a security update for IE8 earlier today... Dunno if that was the official patch but the description of it (looking in update history) seems to suggest it was.

Not bothered anyway. I like Firefox.
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Originally Posted by msremmert View Post
I had a security update for IE8 earlier today... Dunno if that was the official patch but the description of it (looking in update history) seems to suggest it was.

Not bothered anyway. I like Firefox.
Microsoft released the patch for IE7 yesterday around 2pm MST.
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This should take a chunk of Vista advertising money and spend it here.
Buy into pathetic Mac ads much? However, this is an issue that must have been a rough fix or... I don't know... M$ just dropped the ball.
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M$ needs to hop on the bandwagon and add automatic updating to IE, just like with Firefox.
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
M$ needs to hop on the bandwagon and add automatic updating to IE, just like with Firefox.
It is called Windows update...and it updates IE automatically. It has been around since Windows 98 which is BEFORE Mozilla even existed. In fact, we could argue that Mozilla used Microsoft's idea of an auto-update feature for their browser.
There is also this thing called Microsoft update which will update ANY Microsoft product automatically.
Edited by bruestle2 - 12/18/08 at 2:05pm
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