This past Saturday, Microsoft confirmed a new flaw in version 6 – 11 of Internet Explorer has been found.
This new flaw allows hackers to leverage a previously unknown vulnerability to execute remote code, and it bypasses Windows Data Execution Prevention (DEP) and address space layout randomization (ASLR). Microsoft says that it is aware of “limited, targeted attacks that attempt to exploit the vulnerability.”
It is a good idea to take some time off from IE and use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox until Microsoft has released a patch. This patch however, will only be available to supported operating systems. If you are still running Windows XP you will not be receiving the update. Even though Microsoft stopped support for XP on April 8, 2014, there is still some hope. Chrome and Firefox are still supporting their products on XP and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
While there are a few workarounds to this newest exploit, the best way to ensure you are secure is to be running a supported operating system and browser. ABLE Technology Partners offers upgrades, enterprise anti-virus and anti-malware, and managed services agreements to make sure your data is secure and protected. Give us a call today to discuss a solution that best fits your needs. 856.266.9740