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  • A new Fixit for another Internet Explorer 0day

    Posted on March 16th, 2010 at 04:34 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    If you’re still using Internet Explorer 6 or 7, and haven’t upgraded to IE 8 or started using a better browser, you need to run over to Microsoft’s Security Advisory 981374 and apply the “Fixit” patch.

    According to SANS Internet Storm Center, Microsoft posted the Fixit a few hours ago.

    The Fixit disables something called the “peer factory” in IE6 and IE7. Apparently there’s working zero-day code running around that takes advantage of the security hole to run “backdoors” – programs that take over your computer, without your knowledge or consent.

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