If you’re running a supported version of Internet Explorer – from IE7 to IE11, you’re at risk for malware infection through a serious vulnerability, wherein your systems can be infected when you browse to a malware riddled website. Microsoft has released an emergency patch for the critical security flaw – and the patch must be applied quickly – no delays.
Windows users should install the patch, regardless of whether or not you’re depending on IE as your primary browser. Why? Because a multitude of applications use components of IE to function – and you don’t want to leave yourself open to this vulnerability. On a side note, Microsoft Edge doesn’t appear to be impacted.
Wolfgang Kandek, CTO at Qualys, wrote in a blog post regarding the vulnerability, “The vulnerability (CVE-2015-2502) is actively being exploited in the wild. The attack code is hosted on a malicious webpage that you or your users would have to visit in order to get infected.”
The hackers are out to get companies like yours – aiming to steal sensitive information and wreak havoc on you and your staff members through a wide range of techniques designed to get users to their malicious webpage:
Published On: 19th August 2015 by Ernie Sherman.