Another reason to ditch Internet Explorer

Started Sep 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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In reply to 1w12q312qw1, Sep 18, 2012

1w12q312qw1 wrote:

sjgcit wrote:

Another security hole :

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http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29851

Redmond's remedy is detailed in Security Advisory 2757760, which it says will there's no outright fix for the issue at present, but that users can work around the threat by deploying the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), described as "... a utility that helps prevent vulnerabilities in software from successfully being exploited by applying in-box mitigations such as DEP to applications configured in EMET."

An EMET-ic of this nature will not be pleasant, as Redmond says the tool is offered in English alone and enjoys only limited support.

The cure may also induce other worries, as the workaround instructions suggest that applying EMET to IE will result in the browser issuing lots of security prompts to users.

"You will be prompted frequently when you enable this workaround," MIcrosoft warns. "For each prompt, if you feel you trust the site that you are visiting, click Yes to run Active Scripting. If you do not want to be prompted for all these sites, use the steps outlined in "Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone".

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/18/microsoft_workaround_for_ie_bug/

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