ALERT! – Emergency Update to Internet Explorer

Published On September 26, 2019 | By Tom Huskerson | Alerts

Windows users still relying on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser need to pay attention.

Microsoft has issued an emergency patch and it is strongly suggested you to install it as soon as possible. The patch will help the user to dodge possible malicious attacks from hackers.

This emergency patch corrects an issue with Internet Explorer 9 and 11 in Windows 7, 8.1, and Windows 10 and also Windows Server.

Without the patch hackers could direct IE users to malicious websites. Hackers could potentially execute their own code taking full control of a victim’s PC.

To download this latest patch open Windows Update and click on “Check for Updates.” This will automatically install the patch.

In a statement Microsoft explained; “In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit the vulnerability through IE and then convince a user to view the website, for example, by sending an email. The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying how the scripting engine handles objects in memory.” So serious is the situation that Microsoft did not wait for its usual “Patch Tuesday” update release. The federal government has even gotten in on the act by issuing its own warning about the security vulnerability.

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle.com. Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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