Malware, Threat Management, Risk Identification/Classification/Mitigation

Internet Explorer Exploit Causes ISC Threat Level Yellow

“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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Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian is currently the Principal Security Evangelist for Eclypsium, focused on firmware and supply chain security awareness. Paul’s passion for firmware security extends back many years to the WRT54G hacking days and reverse engineering firmware on IoT devices for fun. Paul and his long-time podcast co-host Larry Pesce co-authored the book “WRTG54G Ultimate Hacking” in 2007, which fueled the firmware hacking fire even more. Paul has worked in technology and information security for over 20 years, holding various security and engineering roles in a lottery company, university, ISP, independent penetration tester, and security product companies such as Tenable. In 2005 Paul founded Security Weekly, a weekly podcast dedicated to hacking and information security. In 2020 Security Weekly was acquired by the Cyberrisk Alliance. Paul is still the host of one of the longest-running security podcasts, Paul’s Security Weekly, he enjoys coding in Python & telling everyone he uses Linux.

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