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Monday, March 27, 2006

"Take Care" ZeroDay Vulnerability

Last week most of our Blog friends reported on a new ZeroDay IE vulnerability that is related to a scripting call “createTextRange()”.  Microsoft confirmed this problem on March 22nd and recommend users might want to turn off Active Scripting. 

March 25th, Microsoft released additional data on what systems were vulnerable. The Microsoft Security Response Center Blog also had this brilliant advice…

“I want to caution everyone that they should take care not to visit unfamiliar or untrusted Web sites that could potentially host the malicious code.”

I do believe Microsoft when they say, they have been working on this day and night.  No update was available today but Microsoft did take the opportunity to promote the Windows Live Safety Center.

According to an alert from WebSense Security Labs, over 200 unique URL using this threat have been found.

For the latest on Security Advisory (917077) Click Here
March 28, 2006 Advisory updated with information regarding additional security software protections, current limited scope of attacks, and the status of the Internet Explorer security update

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