Thursday, September 19, 2013
Internet Explorer Zero-day ExploitMicrosoft has released a "Fix-it" for a zero-day flaw in its Internet Explorer 8 browser. This flaw is being addressed by Microsoft but until the next security updates are released this is your best bet to avoid being a victim.
Go here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2847140 and scroll down to the Fix-it ENABLE icon - click on this icon, download and then double-click the the .msi file to install.
Although no reboot or other actions need be taken after the Fix-it is installed you should also download the Fix-it DISABLE file (right beside the original icon) and save the file - it is possible that before the next security update Microsoft will stongly suggest you remove the original Fix-it and this DISABLE file will do that.
You could also simply bookmark the page and download the file when needed.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Don't Believe Everything You Read
A good overview by Brian Krebs on why Java continues to be a serious security risk: