Category Archives: Internet Explorer

Security Thoughts: Internet Explorer 8 Woes (CVE-2014-1770)

Last week, the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) decided that Microsoft has had enough time within its coordinated vulnerability disclosure program to fix a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8. This use-after-free vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted JavaScript code that interacts improperly with a CollectGarbage function call […]

0  

Security Thoughts: The Inconvenient Truth about CVE-2014-1776 (aka “The Windows XP Mega Vulnerability”)

Looking at the news these last couple of days, you’d think the XPocalypse has begun. A vulnerability has been discovered in Internet Explorer 6 through 11 and code has been made publicly available to attack it. Since, according to several websites, this is a critical vulnerability that was discovered after Microsoft officially ended support for […]

0  

First signs of the XPocalypse…

       The world, as a lot of people know it, is coming to an end on April 8, 2014: They’ll be cut off from the world, left out in the cold, doomed to live in a world of lawlessness and trapped in wars between good and (don’t be) evil. Note: I’m not talking about the […]

0  

Is your organization ready for Windows 8.1? Part 11, Internet Explorer Enhanced Protected Mode

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Is your organization ready for Windows 8.1?

When Microsoft builds an Operating System (OS), it has to build it to last. Windows XP endured a continuing blast of malware for the last 13 years. In particular, Internet Explorer 6 has seen a lot of vulnerabilities and saw the start of people moving away from Internet Explorer to the likes of Google’s Chrome […]

0  

KnowledgeBase: Internet Explorer 10 security settings are silently applied to client computers when you use GPMC to view the Group Policy Preferences settings

Last week, Microsoft issued KnowledgeBase Article 2849027, discussing that Internet Explorer security-related preferences are silently applied to targeted computers, without any indication this is happening.

0  

So you want to continue using Windows XP?

One year of Windows XP support remains. After twelve years, now is the time to migrate off this 2001 Operating System or to take your security measures to assure your colleagues experience the least impact of the End of Support (EoS) situation. Of course, migrating to a later version of Windows or to another (supported) […]

0  

Blocking Internet Explorer 10 Automatic Delivery

Microsoft is getting ready to release Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Internet Explorer 10 is built into Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 by default and Microsoft vowed to bring it to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 too. The latest available version of Internet Explorer will be […]

0  

Internet Explorer 8.0 Resources

  Microsoft has released Windows Internet Explorer 8.0 to the web last Thursday. Besides improved reliability, security, performance and a handful of new features, Internet Explorer 8 introduces a new rendering engine, which is enabled by default. This new engine might break your mission-critical web based applications.

0  

To IE7 or not?

The IE Team at Microsoft released Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP with ServicePack 2 today and as we all know (for quite some time now) Microsoft will distribute it as a high priority update through Automatic Updates and will make it available on the Windows Update Website.

0