Microsoft releases fix for Internet Explorer security hole, full patch coming Friday

Graham Cluley
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Fix ItMicrosoft has issued a simple Fix It tool to fix the zero day security vulnerability in Internet Explorer that has been causing headlines this week.

And, according to a blog post by the firm, a cumulative security update will be distributed via Windows Update addressing the issue on Friday.

That’s bound to come as a relief for Internet Explorer’s many users and – no doubt – for Microsoft as well.

The security issue issue was so severe, that the German government and others urged users to switch browsers until a proper patch was available.

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The out-of-cycle Microsoft security patch (MS12-063) is scheduled to be released on Friday 21 September, at approximately 10am PDT.

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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