Internet Explorer Exploit Causes ISC Threat Level Yellow

November 22, 2005

"Infocon has been raised to Yellow due to the exploit being publicly available, combined with the lack of a patch for this specific vulnerability. Disable Javascript in your Internet Explorer browsers, or switch to another browser."

We started Episode 3 of Security Weekly with some good 'ole fashioned IE bashing. While we may joke about it, seriously folks DO NOT USE INTERNET EXPLORER. To exemplify our point there is an exploit floating around that allows attackers to gain remote access to your computer, and there is no patch for this vulnerability. The temporary fix is to disable JavaScript, but I strongly recommend that you use Firefox. I won't say it to those IE users (okay, I will, I told you so :-) Of course I am being biased and unfair, Firefox isn't perfect either, but I still believe it to be better that Internet Exposure, er, Explorer.

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