On Friday, Microsoft released an emergency patch for Internet Explorer (IE) to stymie active attacks that have been exploiting a bug in the browser, finishing a job it started only Monday. “Let’s call it five days from advisory to patch,” said Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Security. “I’d like to see anybody pull that off.” Friday’s update, labeled MS12-063, fixes five flaws, including one revealed by a security researcher last weekend that hackers have been using to infect Windows PCs with malware. Read the full story at Computer World.
Microsoft hustles, patches IE to ward off increasing attacks
Author: Shelly Palmer
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