Microsoft releases a temporary ‘fix it’ for Internet Explorer vulnerability (50939/50938)

Windows Internet Explorer

Days after the newly discovered weakness in Internet Explorer (versions 9, 8, 7 and 6) that could potentially put at risk a massive number of Windows PCs, Microsoft has made available a temporary resolution for the problem in form of a Windows Fix it (kb2757760), also an update scheduled to be released this Friday to permanently path the issue.

The exploit, discovered during the weekend, could allow a malware to bypass security protocols via Flash and affect XP, Vista and Windows 7 machines. In a new article the company stated that there is a fix now for it and it is easy to apply: “This 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.”

While the fix it (Microsoft Fix it 50939 and 50938) delivers a protection against the security hole, Microsoft recommends to IE users that it is highly important to install the forthcoming security update set for Friday via Windows Update. To get all the steps on how to install Microsoft Fix it for Internet Explorer follow these instructions.

Source Microsoft, TechNet Blogs via The Verge

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