Internet Explorer

Buggy Norton Internet Security update crashes Internet Explorer

Make sure you have a back-up browser on your PC, just in case you need to check a Symantec support advisory next time a Norton security update busts Internet Explorer.

Major Internet Explorer vulnerability could lead to convincing phishing attacks

A serious security flaw in Internet Explorer has been uncovered that could be exploited by malicious hackers to launch convincing phishing attacks and inject malicious code into users’ browsers as they visit websites.

Learn more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Adobe Flash zero day vulnerability exploited by hackers to infect IE and Firefox users

Adobe has warned that online criminals are attacking Internet Explorer and Firefox users via an as-yet-unpatched zero day vulnerability in Adobe Flash.

Do you know how to enable Click to Play in your browser to protect yourself?

Adobe patches second Flash zero-day vulnerability ahead of schedule

Ahead of schedule, Adobe begins to automatically update Flash against another actively-exploited security hole.

Running Adobe Flash? You need to read this today

Two critical security vulnerabilities, being actively exploited by online criminals, have been discovered in Adobe Flash.

There has been a patch released for one of them, but not the other one…

Malicious ads run next to popular YouTube videos, laced with the Sweet Orange exploit kit

Security researchers have discovered a criminal campaign exploiting the YouTube platform, where some of the site’s most popular videos have had malicious adverts displayed alongside them.

Internet Explorer 8 users told their browser has less than 18 months to live

The single most popular browser on computer desktops around the world is Internet Explorer 8 – and its days are officially numbered.

Hacked Japanese porn sites spread banking malware attack

Thinking of spending some time perusing Japanese porn websites before you do your online banking? Security researchers at ESET have analysed an organised malware campaign that stole the login credentials of online banking customers after infecting PCs that had visited X-rated websites.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security website.

Security patches for Microsoft products and Adobe Flash – what are you waiting for?

It’s that time of the month again.

Make sure your computers are properly patched, with the latest security fixes from Microsoft and Adobe.

Patch Tuesday is coming – and Windows XP users are out of luck

Microsoft has published limited information about the security bulletins it will be publishing on 10 June, as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday round-up.

Patch Tuesday sounds the death knell for Windows XP

So this is it. The big one. We’ve had false starts before, but this time Microsoft really *are* going to tell the world about security vulnerabilities in Windows and *not* patch them in XP.

It’s time to get rid of Windows XP, as Patch Tuesday looms

As I write this today, Windows XP is patched against known Microsoft security vulnerabilities.

But as of next Tuesday that will no longer be the case.

Microsoft issues emergency security patch for Internet Explorer – even for Windows XP users!

#Turn around, bright eyes…#

Microsoft fixes critical Internet Explorer flaw being used in targeted attacks, and hands a lifeline to Windows XP users.

New zero-day exploit attack sees Internet Explorer in the line of fire. No fix from Microsoft yet

A new zero-day vulnerability has been found in all versions of Internet Explorer, and it is being actively exploited in targeted attacks according to security firm FireEye.

Critical Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability patched by Microsoft

Microsoft releases a fix for a zero-day vulnerability that has already been exploited by hackers in targeted attacks against some organisations. Don’t delay!

Read my post on the We Live Security blog.

Critical IE and other flaws discovered. Patch your systems now, says Microsoft

If your system administrator looks a little frazzled this week, be nice to him or her and don’t grumble too much about the photocopier being jammed. It may be that they have more serious issues on their mind.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.