Security update: Internet Explorer (updated May 1)

*Update as of May 1, 2014: Microsoft has patched the flaw in Internet Explorer (link leads to their news article on the subject). The post also notes that they will be releasing a security update for Windows XP because support ended just last month.

Keep your computer, network and business secure! Our very own David Jones passed the news item (link leads off this website to Forbes.com) along. It needs to be shared: please send it to as many people as possible so that all our data is safe!

A security flaw was discovered in Internet Explorer (IE) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 by FireEye Inc. last week. Microsoft confirmed the issue in this official post. FireEye and Microsoft’s pages linked above offer fixes for the issue. We compiled the simplest and easiest ones below:

Recommended Fixes

  1. Use another web browser (Firefox and Chrome are secure and stable)
  2. Disable Adobe Flash
  3. Use “Enhanced Protected Mode” (available in IE version 10 and newer)

Windows XP Left Out

Because Windows XP security updates ended earlier this month, Microsoft will not be creating a security update for that operating system. Use one of the fixes above if you are unable to upgrade your PC’s operating system.

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