The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

IE Users beware, new exploit, no Microsoft Patch

Posted by Xavier Ashe on August 18, 2005

Most folks who use IE are not the most security minded in the first
place.  If they were, they would be using Firefox.  Today is
case in point:  yet another IE security flaw has been revealed
with exploits already available.  Security Fix sums it up well:

The stories note that Microsoft is investigating
the reported vulnerability. Meanwhile, computer code showing exactly
how to take advantage of the flaw was published online today. The
problem resides in a file installed by Microsoft's Visual Studio .Net, but the vulnerable component is also installed by other applications, such as Microsoft Office 2000, and certain software drivers for the latest ATI computer graphics cards.

The easiest way to avoid falling victim to this flaw is simply to use another browser, like Firefox, Netscape or Opera. If you absolutely must use IE, the folks over at the SANS Internet Storm Center have a (non-Microsoft approved) “patch” that will effectively disable the vulnerable portion of the code.

Go get FireFox.  Now.

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