Internet Explorer hit by zero-day exploit, temporary fix issued

Leeky

TS Evangelist
Microsoft is urging users of Internet Explorer to download a free security tool, enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), as an interim measure against a previously unknown zero-day exploit in its web browser software that is under active malware attack by hackers.
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How could this be? I mean I've seen all those Microsoft comercials showing how great Internet Explorer is.
 

NoNamesLeft

TS Rookie
Can someone explain to me why browsers are not placed in a virtual machine like layer? So when someone breaks out of IE, they only get into a fake computer that has no access to any thing.
 

Tygerstrike

TS Enthusiast
SO youre telling us that yet again MS has released a product that is flawed. How does this happen? I mean dont they quality test their own product? Or hand it over to some paid hackers and let them tear into it? That seems the least they could do. If some enterprising hacker can find this, why didnt the ppl who made it?
 

Tanstar

TS Evangelist
Tygerstrike: This error has been there since IE 6.0 and WinXP and was just now discovered. That tells me it wasn't an obvious or easy hack.
 
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EEatGDL

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Yep, totally agree with Tanstar, I thought the same thing; something must have been done very well on IE 10.