Cybersecurity News Alert – Microsoft

Microsoft Internet Explorer Alert: On Wednesday, December 19th, Microsoft released a critical security update for Internet Explorer after receiving a report about a new vulnerability being used in targeted attacks. The browser’s vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain the same user rights as the current user. If that user has administrative rights, the attacker could then take control of an affected system and install programs, change or delete data, or create new accounts.

Microsoft’s security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying how the scripting engine handles objects in memory.

According to Microsoft, users who have Windows Update enabled and have applied the latest security updates, are protected automatically. We encourage you to check with your IT Provider or IT Department to ensure patches are applied.

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