Microsoft Announces Critical Security Update for Internet
On Wednesday, December 17th, Microsoft announced the availabilty of a security update designed to correct a problem in Microsoft Internet Explorer which could allow hackers to take over a user's computer simply if the user visited a web page that contained specifically-written code. William Ives Consulting and Microsoft strongly encourage everyone to make sure that this update is installed on computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and other Windows operating systems.
Where are the file information details?
The file information details can be found in the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 960714.
Is the Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 release affected by this vulnerability?
Yes. This vulnerability was reported after the release of Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2. Customers running Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 are encouraged to download and apply the update to their systems.
Security updates are available from Microsoft Update and Windows Update. Security updates are also available from the Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update."
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