Microsoft to offer final fix for IE10 exploit Tuesday, along with four more security patches

Microsoft will permenantly plug an exploit found a few weeks ago in Internet Explorer 10 on Tuesday, March 10 as part of its regular monthly "Patch Tuesday" event, along with four more security updates that will fix problems in Windows, IE and Silverlight.

The IE flaw was first discovered in mid-February and since then Microsoft has released a small "Fix it" patch for both IE9 and IE10 that was meant to quickly close the exploit via a manual download. Tuesday's update will be issued automatically to all versions of IE9 and 10. Microsoft stated today, "While we have seen a limited number of attacks using this issue, they have only targeted Internet Explorer 10."

The patch will be one of five security updates from Microsoft on March 11th. Two of them are listed as "Critical" while the other three have been deemed "Important" by Microsoft, including one that's targeted at the Silverlight media player. The other two "Important" patches and both "Critical" updates are designed to fix problems in most currently supported versions of Windows and/or IE.

March's update will be the penultimate one for Windows XP. The final patches for the 12-year old operating system will be released on the next "Patch Tuesday" which happens on April 8th.

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Does "final fix for IE10 exploit" mean no more patches or fixes for IE10? I hope not. With the huge number of people not being able to install IE11--judging by the many Internet sites with huge followings, it would be foolish for MS to abandon them. But, then again, MS seems to have abandoned their users with their latest OS.

TsarNikky said,
Does "final fix for IE10 exploit" mean no more patches or fixes for IE10? I hope not.

I doubt it as it hasn't reached end of life yet.

TsarNikky said,
Does "final fix for IE10 exploit" mean no more patches or fixes for IE10? I hope not. With the huge number of people not being able to install IE11--judging by the many Internet sites with huge followings, it would be foolish for MS to abandon them. But, then again, MS seems to have abandoned their users with their latest OS.

First,
How could it be the final fix for IE10 when it says nothing about it being the final fix for IE9? Secondly, IE10 hasn't reached it's EOL for support yet.

Title IS totally misleading though as that was exactly what I thought when I read the headline on the front page!

"Close your eyes and tap your heels together three times. And think to yourself...

Someday we will have a secure operating system.
Someday we will have a secure operating system.
Someday we will have a secure operating system."

Ok, back to reality. Open your eyes.

Another month. Another set of holes to patch.

COKid said,
"Close your eyes and tap your heels together three times. And think to yourself...

Someday we will have a secure operating system.
Someday we will have a secure operating system.
Someday we will have a secure operating system."

Ok, back to reality. Open your eyes.

Another month. Another set of holes to patch.

lol
to add for comic effect..
it already exists, just don't connect it to the internet

Max Norris said,
Get used to it, no such thing as a perfectly secure operating system.

^ This. Go use Linux if you want to. Oh, wait... I'd say go use Apple then, but they don't even know what SSL is.

Dot Matrix said,

^ This. Go use Linux if you want to. Oh, wait... I'd say go use Apple then, but they don't even know what SSL is.


What is SSL?

Tim C.

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