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Critical Internet Explorer 8 and 9 Vulnerability

Please upgrade if you can to the latest version. www.microsoft.com/ie

If you are running a older version of Windows that you cannot upgrade past IE 9, please run this Microsoft Fix-It till it is patched. But even if you are on IE 8 and can upgrade to IE 9 please do.

For more info about the vulnerability: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-038 – Critical Security Update for Internet Explorer (2847204)

Better yet, if you cannot upgrade past IE 9, please try Firefox.

A Closer Look At Cookies

I often get email from people who misunderstand or fear browser cookies. And that’s no wonder, given all the false and misleading information that’s out there. Since 1996, I’ve been working to dispel the cookie myths, and neither the technology nor my opinion of cookies has changed much since then. Read on for a closer look at the good, the bad, and the crumbly aspects of web browser cookies…

Read more: http://askbobrankin.com/a_closer_look_at_cookies.html#ixzz1rVBH6WL0

New IE Zero-Day Flaw Being Used In Targeted Attacks

Microsoft issues special Internet Explorer 6 and 7 security advisory along with Patch Tuesday patches
Mar 09, 2010 | 02:13 PM

By Kelly Jackson Higgins
DarkReading

¬†Microsoft is warning today about a newly discovered and unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer 6 and 7 that’s being exploited in the wild.

www.darkreading.com/vulnerability_management/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=223300129&cid=nl_DR_DAILY_2010-03-11_h