'Critical' IE Security Warning Released

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  1. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    If you run with administrator privileges, now is a great time to change that risky behavior...

    I have a few tips for making it bearable. ;)
     
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    :D I am sooooo glad I switched to Opera now! It may have a few vulnerabilities, but nothing compared to IE. :cool:
     
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    PivX Security Update, Comments on 5 IE vulnerabilities

    On November 25, Liu Die Yu published 5 new vulnerabilities in IE without notifying Microsoft in advance. It was further demonstrated how to use these vulnerabilities with 3 exploits designed to ease exploitation. These exploits are already being used in the wild.

    Since then, PivX has reviewed and assessed those vulnerabilities and determined that Qwik-Fix 0.57 protects against all 3 exploits by significantly mitigating the impact of the 5 vulnerabilities. Users of Qwik-Fix 0.57 are completely protected against all command execution vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, and were proactively protected against these exploits before they were ever known.

    To upgrade from an older version of Qwik-Fix, please first uninstall your current version first (go to Start - Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs and click Remove below Qwik-Fix).
    Qwik-Fix 0.57 can be downloaded from

    http://www.pivx.com/qwikfix/download.html

    If you would like to read our analysis of and comments on these 5 vulnerabilities and 3 exploits, you can find this at

    http://www.pivx.com/larholm/list/pivx.12.1.ievulnsmitigation.txt
     
  6. meneer

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    I just added this reply to give this Larholm solution some more attention...

    It seems that closing My Computer Zone in Internet Explorer (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315933) provides all the protection against wormy little creatures that you need.
    Well, if that's the case... my patching worries are over too :D
     
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