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Zero Day Exploit in IE8

Microsoft has released a security advisory notice following a zero day vulnerability in IE8.

The vulnerability, CVE-2013-1347, is an in the wild exploit that has successfully attacked fully patched Windows machines running Internet Explorer 8.

Microsoft has recommended installing Emet, it’s mitigation experience toolkit which is available for free. This offers the ability to protect against unknown vulnerabilities as well as enhanced security for a wide range of platforms and apps. Alternatively upgrading to Internet Explorer 9 will protect users against the vulnerability.

Patch Tuesday comes around again next Tuesday (14th May) and predictions are that this recent exploit is unlikely to be fixed as a part of this regular patch.



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