Microsoft issues fix for IE hole; full update coming Friday
Microsoft today released so-called "Fix It" software that will protect Windows users from a critical Internet Explorer hole being exploited in attacks until the company releases a cumulative update for IE on Friday.
The Fix It tool "is an easy, one-click solution that will help protect your computer right away. It will not affect your ability to browse the Web, and it does not require a reboot of your computer," Yunsun Wee, Trustworthy Computer Director at Microsoft, said in a blog post. "This will not only reinforce the issue that the Fix It addressed, but cover other issues as well," including four other critical remote code execution issues.
The issue is so severe that the German government and security experts have been advising people to avoid using IE until the hole is patched.
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