[tweetmeme source=”franscomputerservices” only_single=false]Patch arrives for IE hole targeted by Chinese (WindowsSecrets.com newsletter comp link)
As of this writing, Microsoft is scheduled to release on Jan. 21 an update that fixes the Internet Explorer vulnerability behind the recent, highly publicized cyberattacks on Google and other major corporations.
Be sure to get your IE (Internet Explorer) update through Windows Updates.
If you have, or are using an older version (IE6 or IE7) of Internet Explorer — whether you use Internet Explorer as your default browser or not, make sure to get IE8 (Internet Explorer 8 ) from Microsoft’s website here. The Internet Explorer browser engine is used by many programs and by Windows, so it is very important to keep it updated.
Adrian Kingsley at ZDNet also has an article about the need to update your Internet Explorer browser to the latest version and answers the question whether to dump IE and to make sure you get other updates (Flash, etc.) that are equally important here.
I personally keep all my browsers updated to the latest version and all my Internet facing supporting programs like Flash, Java, Quicktime, etc. Even so, I generally use Mozilla Firefox as my default browser. I like the Extensions for Firefox that help make it more useful and secure.