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Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for May 1, 2014
Microsoft ^ | 5/1/2014 | Microsoft Security Tech Center

Posted on 05/01/2014 9:47:15 AM PDT by VanShuyten

This is an advance notification for one out-of-band security bulletin that Microsoft is intending to release on May 1, 2014. The bulletin addresses the security vulnerability in Internet Explorer described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983.

(Excerpt) Read more at technet.microsoft.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: hackers; ie; internetexplorer; internetsecurity
This attack on IE must be pretty serious if Microsoft is releasing a special update.

Anyone have more detail about this attack?

1 posted on 05/01/2014 9:47:15 AM PDT by VanShuyten
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To: VanShuyten

Thanks
this scares me
since I don’t really understand it

so what does the average IE user do?


2 posted on 05/01/2014 9:49:29 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: RWGinger
so what does the average IE user do?

Either disable your Flash plug-in, or switch to another browser. MS reports disabling Flash is enough to defeat the attach.
3 posted on 05/01/2014 9:54:53 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: RWGinger

Just don’t use IE for the time being. Try to switch to another browser like Chrome or Firefox.


4 posted on 05/01/2014 9:55:09 AM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: RWGinger

Just update your IE later on today. You might also want to use a different browser.

This advisory from Microsoft on April 26 talked about increasing the security level in IE:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/2963983

I’m not sure if this is related to the Adobe Flash problem mentioned earlier in the week. Adobe has already had an update since then.


5 posted on 05/01/2014 9:56:38 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: VanShuyten

Do people still use IE? Who knew?


6 posted on 05/01/2014 10:00:18 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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Bookmark


7 posted on 05/01/2014 10:03:03 AM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: mc5cents

Do people still use IE?”

I have one website I have to use for business purposes which is only accessible through IE. Have talked with their EDI staff at that website and they are waiting on Microsoft. In the meantime, have warned clients about problems with the website and what it will mean to their cash flow until the website comes up with an alternative to IE.


8 posted on 05/01/2014 10:10:25 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: RWGinger

Switch to Firefox or Chrome................There’s Opera, Netscape, others...............


9 posted on 05/01/2014 10:14:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: liege
Just don’t use IE for the time being. Try to switch to another browser like Chrome or Firefox.

Best advice, FReepers.
10 posted on 05/01/2014 10:23:23 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: liege

I have pretty much given up on IE as a lot of the websites I use have compatibility issues with the latest release.


11 posted on 05/01/2014 10:33:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Grams A

The company I work at is using as the default browser IE8 due to company websites and client sites not able to display the page correctly in later versions. IE9 & IE10 work most of the time but we need to use compatibility mode sometimes. IE11 has issues with too many company sites at this time. We use Chrome & Firefox when needed. Firefox 29 did not work at one site where as Firefox 24 did. It is chaos out on the internets.


12 posted on 05/01/2014 10:40:57 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: VanShuyten

It’s been released

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2014/05/01/security-update-released-to-address-recent-internet-explorer-vulnerability.aspx


13 posted on 05/01/2014 11:11:11 AM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: glock rocks

Company sent out an e-mail about the importance of the update. Then they filtered it out of the available updates.


14 posted on 05/01/2014 11:41:10 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: minnesota_bound

It is chaos out on the internets.”

And yet we keep putting more and more on it with no other back-up system. What could possibly go wrong? /s/


15 posted on 05/01/2014 11:41:12 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: mc5cents

Browser Statistics
2014-——IE-——Firefox-——Chrome-——Safari-——Opera
March-—9.7%——25.6%-———57.5%-———3.9%-———1.8%
Feb-——9.8%——26.4%-———56.4%-———4.0%-———1.9%
Jan——10.2%——26.9%-———55.7%————3.9%-————1.8%


16 posted on 05/01/2014 11:42:14 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Phillyred

There’s your problem right there! The most used browser is also the one that is the least secure.

(Chrome, Safari, FireFox, IE, Opera in that order in 2011. Firefox has taken over the most exploited in 2014.)


17 posted on 05/01/2014 12:06:26 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Red Badger

No; no more Firefox, not after what they did to Brandon Eich. Go with Palemoon instead. It’s a Mozilla-type browser but no with connections with them. The browser comes in 32 and 64 bit versions.


18 posted on 05/01/2014 6:27:02 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: ducttape45

I’ll haveta check it out!.................


19 posted on 05/02/2014 6:08:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: glock rocks

Thanks- bfl


20 posted on 05/03/2014 4:22:21 AM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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