NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, September 21, 2012

It's Out of Cycle Patch Friday Posted by Sean @ 14:23 GMT

As you probably know by now, there's a critical vulnerability in several versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Security Advisory (2757760)
Microsoft Security Advisory (2757760)

Microsoft has previously released a "Fix it".

And today (September 21) at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, Microsoft will release a security update. As in an out of cycle patch.

So… it's unscheduled patch Friday, folks. (Don't hold your breath this will be deployed by IT before the weekend.)

In the meantime, German authorities have recommended using an alternative browser.

We would add this: why aren't you already using multiple browsers? They're FREE! Heck, download them all, collect them with your friends, and configure them for particular tasks! We routinely use three browsers during our workday. One is limited to our Intra and is all but crippled for Internet use. And the others have a variety of plugin configurations and privacy settings.

If you (and your organization) are still using just ONE browser — just what are you waiting for? A budget?