If you’re looking for a good reason to abandon Windows XP, then this should do it.
A new zero-day vulnerability was just announced for users of Internet Explorer
versions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 and Windows XP will not get a patch to address this.
See links at the end of this post for more info….
Use these tips to help mitigate the threat of the latest IE Zero-Day Exploit.
- 1. Stop using Microsoft Internet Explorer until a patch has been issued and applied. (Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are both good choices.)
- 2. This exploit uses Adobe Flash Player, disabling Flash Player will disable the exploit. (Please note that websites
- 3. There is now an Adobe Flash emergency patch available. Please visit Adobe’s Security site for the patch.
- 4. There is now an Adobe Flash emergency patch available. Please visit Adobe’s Security site for the patch.
- 4. If you are using Microsoft Windows XP, upgrade as soon as possible as Microsoft will not be releasing a patch for this OS.
- 5. Do not open e-mails from anyone you don’t know.
- 6. Don’t click links in e-mails unless you are SURE you know they are safe. In many cases, these links are fake links made to look like they are from UPS, FedEx, USPS, Facebook, etc.
- 7. Make sure Windows Updates are set to download and install automatically.
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