Dec 23, 2008

Intenet Explorer Hacker Warning

OK, I am going to keep this pretty much unedited, so if the spelling and lack of links bother you, I apologize in advance. Copy the info into the browser and go. I am fading fast, and the bed awaits for a solid 6 hour snooze before I turn around and do it again :o)

Microsoft releases emergency patch for Internet Explorer

A serious security flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer allows hackers to install malicious software on Windows computers. While AEP Information Technology has
patched this flaw in company computers, you should take steps to protect your home computer.

To protect your personal computer, Windows users should install the
latest update from Microsoft. In addition, IT Security recommends installing and/or updating anti-virus software. If you have not purchased anti-virus software, consider using programs that are free for home use such as AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition or Avast! Home Edition.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-078 - Critical Security Update for Internet Explorer (960714) Published: December 17, 2008 Updated: December 18, 2008

This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 5.01, Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1, and Internet Explorer 7. For information about Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2, please see the section, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way Internet Explorer validates data binding parameters and handles the error resulting in the exploitable condition.

For goodness sake, please be careful where you link to :o)


  1. I recently downloaded the critical updates from Microsoft, so I think I'm covered. I'll check to be sure, though.

  2. I had the updates the other day so I think (I hope) all is well now. Darn hackers, they should get coal in their stockings!!!

  3. dear Ken
    the updates do not go through here


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