Thursday, June 24, 2021

Stop using IE, says Germany

It’s bad enough when — thanks to social media — an organization’s name can be tarred these days in an instant.  Microsoft, which has been the target of unhappy users almost since it was founded, is no exception. Now it has a new attacker: The government of Germany.
 
According to this report from Naked Security — a blog from the Sophos anti-malware company — Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security has told the nation to drop Internet Explorer until a patch for a zero-day vulnerability is released. The vulnerability is described in this report from ComputerWorld U.S. 
 
Microsoft released a security advisory Sept. 17 saying the vulnerability can affect IE 6-9.
 
 
In the meantime what it calls a FixIt is available now.
 
 

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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