Mainstream Technologies

MTI Blog

Internet Explorer zero-day attack being seen in the wild

It was announced late last week that there is a flaw in Internet Explorer that is being actively exploited in the wild, and there is no fix yet.  This patch is currently slated to be released in February.

I would ask that you DO NOT use Internet Explorer for any web browsing even for known sites until there is a fix.  Please use Edge, or an alternate browser.

This is a flaw where all you have to do is visit a specially crafted website. No clicks needed.

If you still have Windows 7 there may not be a fix since it is past end of life. The vulnerabilities that affect Win7 are just going to start piling up!

For reference, MS article: https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/ADV200001

A CVE has been assigned, but has info yet: https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-0674

There are numerous articles about this online, but I have chosen not to include them here.

Daniel Weatherly
Director of Security Services
Mainstream Technologies Inc.
501-801-6706

Custom Software Icon

Completely Custom
Software Solutions

Custom Software
Managed Services Icon

Peace of Mind,
Proactive IT Services

Managed Services
Hosting Solutions Icon

Compliance Centric
Hosting and Colocation

Hosting Solutions