Microsoft issues Internet Explorer security fix

Microsoft issues Internet Explorer security fix

Microsoft has announced a security update for Internet Explorer 6 which should protect users against the attacks seen on Google, as well as some other nasties

Microsoft has announced it will be releasing a security update which should protect Internet Explorer 6 users from the attacks which caused France and Germany to warn web users against using the browser.

Set to be released around 6pm GMT, the update also includes fixes for other vulnerabilities not currently under attack.

Microsoft is recommending users to install the update as soon as its available, but moreso encouraging them to update to Internet Explorer 8 due to its "improved security protection".

It's a free to update to IE8, so if you haven't already, it may be best to bypass the security fix altogether and head straight for the full update.

Of course, there are plenty of browsers out there for you to try, so why not check out our guide to alternatives to Internet Explorer and see how they compare to your IE experience.

Read the original article at stuff.tv.

Source: Copyright © Stuff.tv

See more about:  microsoft  |  internet  |  explorer  |  security
 
 
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Synology's DS411 Slim reviewed: a baby NAS for unique needs
14 Nov 2014
The Synology DS411 Slim is one of those products that will be the perfect solution for some, but ...
Why I'm looking at tape again for storage
17 Oct 2014
Jon Honeyball discovers that tape is still the medium of choice for mass storage needs.
My Passport Wireless: share files between everyone regardless of their device
17 Oct 2014
Need an external hard drive? This Western Digital My Passport Wireless can share files across ...
Product Brief: Seagate Business Storage 4-bay NAS
24 Sep 2014
Not everyone needs a high-end, business-grade NAS at home. But for those that do, this Seagate ...
It's time to start planning your Windows Server 2003 replacement
24 Sep 2014
Have an IT advisor? Start working with them on a plan for this, if you haven't already.

Latest Comments

Latest Competitions

Win! A Silicon Power Gift Pack! 

Win! A Silicon Power Gift Pack!

Complete with 8GB flash drive and 1TB portable hard drive!
 

Latest Poll

What PC component are you planning to upgrade in the next six months










Ads by Google

From our Partners

PC & Tech Authority Downloads