Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Microsoft quick fix, not that easy!

On September 14, a security researcher discovered that the browser was vulnerable to a piece of malware known as “Poison Ivy.” This is called a, “zero-day exploit”. This happens when someone takes advantage of a security vulnerability on the same day that the vulnerability becomes generally known. There are zero days between the time the vulnerability is discovered and the first attack.
Microsoft is requesting those who use Internet Explorer versions 6 through 9 to download and deploy its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) as a temporary workaround, while they work to develop a permanent solution.
Microsoft has released a temporary fix for a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer. Many experts say the EMET is so complicated that most computer users would do better to switch to a different browser. Some popular browsers are Firefox, Chrome or Opera.