Nerd4Rent – Formerly Nerd4Rent https://www.nerd4rent.com Local, Trusted, Reliable Technology Support for Your Home, Small Business, Home Office. Computer Setup, Networking, Virus Removal, Backup, Windows and Macs. Sun, 29 Oct 2017 23:54:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Microsoft Fixes Internet Explorer Security Flaw https://www.nerd4rent.com/microsoft-fixes-internet-explorer-security-flaw/ Mon, 05 May 2014 18:36:54 +0000 https://www.nerd4rent.com/?p=1071 Internet Explorer OK To Use Again Just 5 days after news of the major security flaw in Internet Explorer, Microsoft released a fix last Friday.  The fix has already been applied to most computers via Microsoft Update or Windows Update, Continue reading Microsoft Fixes Internet Explorer Security Flaw

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Internet Explorer OK To Use Again

Just 5 days after news of the major security flaw in Internet Explorer, Microsoft released a fix last Friday.  The fix has already been applied to most computers via Microsoft Update or Windows Update, so there’s no action required for most of you. The fix requires a restart of your computer, so please restart your computer just to be sure the fix has been applied.

If you have switched your browser to Firefox or Google Chrome, you are welcome to continue using those browsers, or go back to using Internet Explorer. In fact, you can use more than one browser at the same time. I use Internet Explorer for most things, but a couple of websites display better in Firefox, so I use Firefox when going to those websites.

In an interesting and unexpected twist, Microsoft has fixed the security flaw for Internet Explorer 6-8, which most Windows XP users have.  If you are using Windows XP, your Internet Explorer is probably updated and protected from this particular issue (but not against other issues which may be active, or arrive in the future). This does not mean that Windows XP users should expect more updates from Microsoft. We still strongly recommend all Windows XP users replace their computers.

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If your Updates version number is EITHER 2964358 or 2964444 your copy of Internet Explorer has been updated.

If you do not see either of the above numbers
1. Go to the Start menu

2. Select All Programs

3. Select Microsoft Update or Windows Update

4. Install updates

5. Restart your computer and check again

For more information, check out Microsoft’s Security Bulletin
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-021

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Edward Zeidan
Nerd4Rent, Inc.
www.nerd4rent.com
925-283-5666

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Internet Explorer Security Flaw https://www.nerd4rent.com/internet-explorer-security-flaw/ Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:00:27 +0000 https://www.nerd4rent.com/?p=1066 Security Alert: Hackers Exploiting Newly Discovered Flaw in Internet Explorer Over the weekend, Microsoft revealed that there is a newly discovered security flaw in Internet Explorer that hackers are exploiting. It is called a “zero day” exploit because there was Continue reading Internet Explorer Security Flaw

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Security Alert:

Hackers Exploiting Newly Discovered Flaw in Internet Explorer

Over the weekend, Microsoft revealed that there is a newly discovered security flaw in Internet Explorer that hackers are exploiting. It is called a “zero day” exploit because there was zero time between the discovery of the flaw and the first known exploits by hackers.

The flaw affects nearly half of all browsers used for accessing the web. Although the affected browsers include Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11, the primary targets, according to FireEye, the security firm that discovered the exploit, are versions 9 through 11.

Microsoft is investigating the flaw and has not yet issued a security patch. As a result, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), which is part of the U.S. Department for Homeland Security, has recommended that users either 1) follow workarounds listed by Microsoft in a security advisory or 2) stop using Internet Explorer altogether until a patch is made available. For those still using Windows XP, no patch will be made available because Microsoft ended support for XP on April 8, 2014. If you use Windows XP, US-CERT advises using another web browser.

Nerd4Rent recommends using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers until the flaw is patched.  If you are still using Windows XP, We recommend switching your browser to Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

To Download Mozilla Firefox click www.firefox.com/download
To Download Google Chrome click  https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/

Please contact us if you need any assistance.

Edward Zeidan, MBA
Founder and CEO

Nerd4Rent, Inc.
925-283-5666 or 510-444-6373
ezeidan@nerd4rent.com

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