Danger! Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability – no patch yet

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Microsoft has released a security advisory about a previously unknown vulnerability in versions of Internet Explorer. There is currently no patch for the vulnerability which is being blamed, in part, for the high-profile attacks against Google, Adobe and other companies.

Microsoft has published some mitigation advice and workarounds which can reportedly help block attack vectors, but at the time of writing there is no official patch available.

There has been much speculation in the computer security industry (including…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.