Your Connected Workstation is Safe…

Filed September 22, 2006 at 12:07 pm.

but any other computers you may be using might not be! From the RyAnd Customer Update:

A “Zero-Day” exploit for Internet Explorer has been found in the wild. What does this mean?

“Zero-day” means that there are programs that are using this vulnerability to infect computers on the day that the problem was discovered. There is no patch for this yet. For this reason, if you are not already using Mozilla Firefox instead of Internet Explorer or other browsers (AOL, SBC/Yahoo) to do your web browsing, or if you were using Mozilla Firefox but have slipped back into the IE habit… :) Now is an important time to make sure you’re on Mozilla! Visit www.mozilla.com to download the latest version of Mozilla Firefox, if you do not already have it. If you do already have it, it will automatically be updating itself so you have nothing to worry about there.

So basically, in summary – additional flaws have been found and utilized in Internet Explorer that could put your computer at risk if you use Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, AOL or AOL Explorer, MSN Explorer, or nearly any other browser than Mozilla Firefox. Those using Mozilla Firefox exclusively should be relatively safe, as long as they have been following safe computer practices.

If you have any questions or want assistance, please feel free to contact us!

Vulnerability Information from US Computer Emergency Response Team

Again, this does not affect your RyAnd Connected Workstation system – so enjoy that peace of mind! However, if you have another computer and are using Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, or one of the other browsers listed above (almost anything other than Mozilla Firefox) on that Windows-based system, you are at risk. Please feel free to contact us if you want assistance in mitigating this risk.

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