You may have heard about a recent vulnerability in some versions of Internet Explorer that can be used to gain access to the confidential and critical data on your computer. If you have the WestonWatch Agent installed on your computer (you’ll see the little black and white “W” in your system tray, next to the clock), rest easy as we’ll make sure you’re protected. We are in the process of testing and pushing out the work-around to our proactively managed clients and their computers. We carefully monitor these types of events and we’ll make sure to take appropriate measures. If you’d like us to watch out for this for you or your company in the future, contact us today or read on for the details on what you need to do to make sure you’re protected.
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9 or version 10, there’s a vulnerability that was recently discovered that could allow unwanted access to your data. To protect your environment, you’ll want to install this workaround that Microsoft has released until a full patch is published.`
You can read all the details about how the infection and vulnerability works, its origins, and technical details in this InfoWorld piece. Long story short, if you use MSIE 9 or 10, you’ll want to check the following:
- Make sure you install the latest browser patches from Windows Update.
- After verifying that the patches are installed, head to this Microsoft Support Article. In that article is a link to a download to enable the workaround until a patch from Microsoft is published.
If you are running MSIE 11 or using other browsers like Chrome or Firefox (and aren’t using MSIE 9 or 10), this vulnerability shouldn’t affect you. But we know that some businesses rely heavily on MSIE 9 or 10 because of some web-based applications that require it, so we wanted to make sure you were notified and had options.
If you have any questions or concerns about this or how you can protect your business data, don’t hesitate to contact Weston and we’ll help however we can.