Archive for December, 2008

Microsoft Internet Explorer Vulnerability – MS08-078 KB 960714

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

The press has decided to run with the latest security flaw in ie and make a large deal of it – note security updates to fix issues in MS software is nothing new and happens on a regular basis – so DONT PANIC. The flaw can be exploited if you go to infected websites (mostly adult pages) or click on virus attached files in emails.  So Keep you AV software up to date. Most auto update these days but open it up and check the date of the last update.If you want to install the Microsoft patch that closes the flaw you can use the Windows Update website to download the Critical Update (960714) – or if you have Automatic Updates ON then you will have the patch already installed (assuming you have downloaded the latest updates).