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Offline jaimehlers

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Major zero-day exploit in Internet Explorer
« on: April 28, 2014, 05:54:39 PM »
It's so serious that Homeland Security has weighed in on it.

http://www.cnet.com/news/stop-using-ie-until-bug-is-fixed-says-us/

In short, if you're using IE, stop until it's patched.  If you can't stop using IE, disable Flash.

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Re: Major zero-day exploit in Internet Explorer
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 06:22:34 PM »
I guess to disable flash, you click on the little tools gear in the upper right of IE, going down to "manage add-ons."  Open that, and close to the top should be adobe shockwave flash object.  Change enable to disable.  Is this correct?
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Re: Major zero-day exploit in Internet Explorer
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 06:28:54 PM »
As I cannot say for certain that this is the flaw that CNET is speaking of (their lack of providing a link to a security bulletin is a bit disappointing), I think the patch for IE has just been released:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2961887
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Re: Major zero-day exploit in Internet Explorer
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 12:51:47 PM »
I haven't used IE in 5+ years.

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Re: Major zero-day exploit in Internet Explorer
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 01:36:58 PM »
I haven't used IE in 5+ years.

Lucky. I had to use IE to view videos in order to study for an exam last semester, as the videos would only work with IE. And not the most recent version at the time, but it was like IE 7 or so. I shit-you-not: if you used any other browser, the videos' page would open with a warning that you could only view the videos with IE 7 or earlier. These videos were so old, that they mentioned IE as the "most widely used browser", as well as mentioning Netscape, Safari, Opera, and other such browsers as being "recent". Not to mention that the resolution was terrible, but that can be excused... sort of.

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