Major Vulnerability Found in Internet Explorer; Microsoft Releases Emergency Patch

A major vulnerability has been discovered in Internet Explorer and it effects virtually every Windows system going back to Windows XP.  Tagged by Microsoft as “CVE-2018-8653” (https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8653) the exploit can be used to take full control of a PC remotely by simply having the user go to a baited web site.  This has already been seen in the wild.  This isn’t a theoretical threat like most, this is happening today.

So how can you protect yourself? All Windows users are advised to download and install the newest Windows updates.

If you are having trouble getting your machine to install or apply Windows updates give Fox Business Systems a call at 785-776-1452 for assistance.

 



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