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Microsoft Acts on MSIE RCE Vulnerability, Issues Hotfix

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#1
A major security remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability discovered in the Microsoft Internet Explorer set data security agencies on high alert. Microsoft noted that 1 in every 500 internet users were exposed to the vulnerability through unsafe websites. The exploit allows hackers to remotely execute code over an IE session to gain access to, and comprimise a machine.

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Wow.
Would this be a good suggestion to do since I don't even use IE?
 
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What exactly does 1:500 mean? That's a horrible statistic because it has a lot of assumptions in it, and is a horrible "average" of users and uses.

For example, it could be that only 1:10 use credit cards on their PC. Does that mean:
  • For those that use CC, the risk is 1:50?
  • And for those that dont, the risk is zero?
(Just an example)

Earlier today it warning was for IE7. It seems that it is for all IE, since my update is now offering the following:



It's unusual there is no much noise about a security update. It must be serious.

EVERYONE do the update!
 

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What was meant was, 1 in every 500 got pwned (exposed to malware/hackers) due to that already.
 

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This really is a fast fix, I only read about it on Yahoo's homepage yesterday. Got it installed on both rigs now.

Thanks have been added bta!
 

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Hmm, better update then. I wouldn't use IE at all, but my stupid bank doesn't work with firefox.
 

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I was hearing from my teacher that some major corporations have shut down their internet till everyone installs the hotfix. Pretty serious if you ask me. I assured him it would be ok, and made sure the computers I was working at had the fix, but still, pretty serious.
 

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Wow.
Would this be a good suggestion to do since I don't even use IE?
It is a critical Fix, get it because even tho you dont use IE, you still do when you get Windows Updates, and also this exploit could expand beyond IE and make your Machine susceptible to domination
 
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I still remember buying my 1st modem, it was a 2.4Kb swann crap but got me online. In a day and age where monochrome ruled the Earth, a friend foresore Internet banking become popular and usefull. It was that day i decided to never Internet Bank, never have since, and never will.

Im not saying that anyone that Internet Banks deserves to have all their assets relocated to some foreign country and used for prostitution, i dont know what im saying . . . I think im saying, DONT INTERNET BANK.

As for the unsafe websites, who said you should click on it . . . . Almost all of my clients admit to having gone to an unsafe website where they obtained a bug or two. They all knew it was unsafe, they all subconciously knew they would be harmed, yet they clicked. I try to educate my clients as much as i can. . . That one must guard him/herself and not await 3rd party software to do it for them.

The hotfix is more then welcomed. Educating the public is needed.
 
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Windows Update on my server notified me of it. Installing now (hope it doesn't require restart)...
 

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If you install via IE7 -> Microsoft Update or Windows Update website, you do. If you install via the integrated Windows Update client, you don't. I didn't have to restart the server but I had to restart my desktop. :(
 

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I have vista service pack 2 beta on,do i still need the fix?
 

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Yes.
 

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I just checked update and it was there so i have just done it.
 

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What exactly does 1:500 mean? That's a horrible statistic because it has a lot of assumptions in it, and is a horrible "average" of users and uses.

For example, it could be that only 1:10 use credit cards on their PC. Does that mean:
  • For those that use CC, the risk is 1:50?
  • And for those that dont, the risk is zero?
(Just an example)

Earlier today it warning was for IE7. It seems that it is for all IE, since my update is now offering the following:



It's unusual there is no much noise about a security update. It must be serious.

EVERYONE do the update!
o quite serious i actually was watching the news i think yesterday night and they had a whole thing on it.
 
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Hopefully thats something windows automatic update would of sent havnt havnt any dramas with ie lately.
 
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I've had no dramas except the usual with IE7 lately, although tbh I only use IE for checking e-mails.
 
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Just got it now through auto update.
 
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I say Ha-Ha if they found ... an other B!G security hole :nutkick:
I dont use InternetSuxxplorer (and I never did)
Opera - Firefox - Chrome This 3 browsers are much better than all Trident based crap
 
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Well for some reason, windows update just popped up and it had the IE7 update. Now when I Installed and restarted for some reason my computer was not laggy anymore, and it was faster than it was.
 
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Yeah i noticed the same thing go figure :p
 
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The obnoxious windows update appeared during my download session overnight, thankyou very much MS for updating your crapware and inconveniencing me.