How To Repair The Internet Explorer Security Bug

Windows XP Headlines

Last week, the web was ablaze with news of a serious bug in Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11 that "could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage," according to the May 1 Security Bulletin.  Never mind that such a blatant vulnerability is still possible with Microsoft's Swiss-cheese like browser (Chrome and Firefox solved it years ago), or even that the exploit, according to the security company that discovered it, was aimed at financial and defense industries. What's weird is that most headlines (except CRN's, of course) focused on Microsoft fixing something in Windows XP, which was discontinued on April 8. The CRN Test Center has worked with the patch and offers some helpful advice.

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