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Microsoft Zero-Day Bug

April 28, 2015
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Active attacks are being made on a previously unknown security flaw on every supported version of Internet Explorer. Malicious software may silently install itself by only browsing hacked website.

The attacks are currently targeted toward Internet Explorer 9 through 11, and are exploiting Flash to bypass security protection on Windows. Although the Zero-Day attacks are not directed at older versions of Internet Explorer, they are still vulnerable.

Internet Explorer Security

There is currently no official solution for this vulnerability, but Microsoft is advising users to download and install Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). This is a free tool to enhance security on Windows.

This vulnerability can also be further prevented by running Internet Explorer in “Enhanced Protected Mode” under the browser’s Security Settings. This feature is only available in Internet Explorer 10 and 11.

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