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Microsoft Releases Patch (KB2799329) to fix Internet Explorer Zero-Day

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#1 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:25 PM



Microsoft has released update KB2799329 to patch a security vulnerability found in Internet Explorer 8, 7 and 6 that could allow hackers to take control of a Windows-based computer if the user visits a malicious website. Microsoft released a quick fix, but there wasn't a permanent patch solution available just yet.

If you have automatic updating enabled, then the patch will be installed automatically. Internet Explorer 9 and 10 are more resistant to security attacks. If possible, you should upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8, since IE9 can't be installed on Windows XP.


Or as Avast suggested, switch to more secure browser like Chrome if you are still using Windows XP.

#2 P.McGinley


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:41 AM

"if you're still using XP in 2013, then the shame is on you, not the browser developers. You can't move forward while holding on to the past"



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