'Microsoft confirms zero-day bug in IE6, IE7 and IE8'

Discussion in 'Backup and Security' started by Wallace, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. "Computerworld - Microsoft on Saturday confirmed that Internet Explorer (IE) 6, 7 and
    8 contain an unpatched bug -- or "zero-day" vulnerability -- that is being used by
    attackers to hijack victims' Windows computers.
    The company is "working around the clock" on a patch, its engineers said. They have
    also released a preliminary workaround that will protect affected IE customers until
    the update is ready.
    In a security advisory issued Dec. 29, Microsoft acknowledged that attacks are taking
    place. "Microsoft is aware of targeted attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability
    through Internet Explorer 8," the alert stated.
    Newer versions of IE, including 2011's IE9 and this year's IE10, are not affected,
    Microsoft said. It urged those able to upgrade to do so."
  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Haven't used IE in years.
  3. lemmer


    I agree. If you work with serious amount of money every day, using I.E is playing with fire.

  4. Yeah they were forced to admit it after completely independent sources revealed publicly that it had been injected into on the Council for Foreign Relations web site.