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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.
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