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    Microsoft issues emergency FixIt for Internet Explorer


      This looks like a temporary measure until the unscheduled update is released for IE on September 21st

      (see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-sep)


      Malware exploiting the vulnerability reported in IE has already been seen, and the standard mitigation procedures for Windows (DEP, ASLR) may not be effective against it.


      If you use IE, you're vulnerable to attack - especially if you use IE7 or IE8 on XP. Some security experts have been saying that all versions of IE except IE10 are totally unsafe until this is fixed and you should switch to another browser.


      Microsoft's temporary patch is a FixIt available at



      For more details about this see



      http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2012/09/19/internet-explorer-fix-it-avai lable-now-security-update-scheduled-for-friday.aspx


      This article discusses the use of Microsoft's EMET to protect applications against many common types of exploit :


      Message was edited by: Hayton on 21/09/12 06:32:36 IST


      Message was edited by: Hayton - add link to Brian Krebs article -  on 22/09/12 16:31:03 IST
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