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Microsoft Releases IE8 Fix-It Patch

By Richard Henderson | July 30, 2012

Are you using Internet Explorer 8? If so, you need to read on.

A recent zero-day exploit being actively used in the wild and was likely the cause of a watering-hole attack that was launched from the US Department of Labor.

To help IE8 users mitigate any further exposure to attacks from this flaw, Microsoft released a quick fix solution to address the exploit.

Microsoft is still working on a complete fix for the exploit. In the interim, if you're using IE8, click here to head to Microsoft's website and scroll down to the Fix-It icon labelled "Enable".

If you'd like to read more, Cisco Systems has a good analysis of the watering hole attack.

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