Critical out-of-band patch for Internet Explorer now available

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http://www.downloadsquad.com – Filed under: Microsoft, Browsers If you've been following the fallout from the Google versus China cyber war, you're probably aware that a weakness in Internet Explorer was exploited to hack into over 30 Silicon Valley businesses. It soon became clear that this critical weakness was exploitable in almost every version of Internet Explorer, under all recent versions of Windows. Fortunately, in the wild, only IE6 has been exploited -- if you use IE7 or 8, or Windows Vista or 7, you should be safe. Moving quickly to plug the hole and prevent any future exploits, Microsoft has just released patch MS10-002. I can't find a download link, but the security bulletin says if you have automatic updates turned on, your browser should now be updated and safe -- what's surprising is that this is an out-of-band update meaning that it was pushed immediately, rather than waiting for Patch Tuesday, which would've left machines exploitable for another few weeks. If you haven't got automatic updates turned on, I suggest you head to Windows Update (or access it via your Start Menu) and make sure you're fully patched. Or install Firefox 3.6. Share tweetmeme_url = 'http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/01/21/critical-out-of-band-patch-for-internet-explorer-now-available'; tweetmeme_source='DownloadSquad'; tweetmeme_style = 'compact'; Critical out-of-band patch for Internet Explorer now available originally appeared on Download Squad on Thu, 21 Jan 2010 16:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments (General)