Thursday, September 19, 2013
Critical vulnerabilities found in Internet Explorer
The vulnerability affects all versions of Windows, from Windows XP, and ending with Windows 8.1, which is scheduled to release only in October.
The vulnerability allows an attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code on a victim's computer after the user visits an infected website. Vulnerability is based on an error, which resulted in IE tries to access an object in memory that has been deleted or has not been placed correctly.
In Microsoft said that in the present study reports on the attacks perpetrated by hackers, focusing mainly on IE8 and IE9.
Corporation issued a temporary patch that eliminates the vulnerability. Currently, the user must manually install it, in addition it will be included in the next automatic update. You can download the patch on the page - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2887505.
It is also recommended to set the security settings in IE to the highest level that will block ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting and help prevent hacking into the system.
According to Net Applications, the total share of all versions of Internet Explorer in the context of unique users currently stands at 57.6 %. Firefox share is 18,9%, Chrome - 16%.
According to StatCounter, browser-based publishing statistics , based on the number of web pages visited, the share of all versions of Internet Explorer is equal to 25,55%, Chrome - 42,78%, Firefox - 19,25%.