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

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Microsoft 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…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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.

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