Are you protected? Windows Security Alerts announced

Are you protected? Windows Security Alerts announced

Windows recently announced seven privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. My advice to most of my clients recently is to use Firefox with the AdBlocker Plugin (more in an upcoming post). But for those of you who rely upon Windows Internet Explorer (all versions) here’s a new security bulletin from Microsoft:

“This security update resolves seven privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The more severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Critical for all supported releases of Internet Explorer: Internet Explorer 5.01, Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 (except Internet Explorer 6 for supported editions of Windows Server 2003).”

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS10-002.mspx

To make sure you are protected with the latest updates, click on the Start Menu > All programs > Windows Update or or by checking for updates using the Microsoft Update service.