Update: Microsoft has today rolled out two security updates for Internet Explorer. The first addresses the security flaw discussed in the earlier post below. The second deals with a Flash vulnerability with the yet unreleased Windows 8. This Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Microsoft’s new OS has been available to developers and others who are testing it ahead of the public release on October 26.
Source: The Verge
A new security flaw discovered in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions is so serious that Microsoft is urging users to download security software as an interim measure to fix the problem. The software known as the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) can be downloaded for free from their website. The exploit could enable an attacker to take control of a user’s computer. Microsoft also recommends that some Windows security settings be adjusted to prevent attacks, some of the changes suggested include: set internet and local security zone settings to “High” and configure IE to prompt before running Active Scripting or to disable Active Scripting. Apparently IE 10 is not affected by this exploit.
Source: Boy Genius Report