Wednesday, December 17, 2008

MS IE patch ready for Security Advisory 961051 (Zero-day exploit) !

Microsoft Corp. have announced that they are to release an emergency patch for Internet Explorer, in the hope of fixing the security bug that allowed attackers to exploit the IE browser. The critical patch could not come any sooner for the millions of IE users who have been too scared to use the browser. The warning about the bug came last week after Microsoft had no choice but to go public about the exploit code. Hackers are able to hack in to your Windows computer and then hijack Internet Explorer. Microsoft announced that an out-of-cycle patch will be ready at 1 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, via Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services and Microsoft Update. The IE update will be labeled “critical,” which is the highest ranking update from Microsoft. So what do you think? Is one week enough these days to patch a 'critical' problem?