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Microsoft Releases Emergency Patch that Targets a Scripting Vulnerability in Internet Explorer

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Hello my name is Carmine Corridore of Underdog Computer and Network Support here in the Poconos. I am a Microsoft certified small business specialist, Microsoft certified professional, a Datto Continuity specialist and a Sophos Certified Engineer.

This is my first video blog so I’ll try to keep it brief today we are discussing Microsoft’s emergency patch release of the vulnerability that targets the scripting engine of Internet

Explorer, you may be saying well I don’t use Internet Explorer the truth of the matter is Internet Explorer has been engrained in every single desktop operating system since Windows XP and the server operating system since Windows Server 2003 so if this is a very important patch to get!        

About the Vulnerability, if executed on your computer it will access your computer at the level of user you are. In other words if you happen to be an administrator of your computer that’s BAD NEWS!! Because that means the hacker can add programs to your computer it can change, delete or create new data on the computer. Data means documents, images, and embedded images. They can put anything on once they have access to it. As well as create backdoor accounts for later vulnerabilities exploits. If you happen to be on a business network one of the programs that can be put on a computer is to search out other computers on your network and look for vulnerabilities and exploit those computers as well.  Microsoft released this patch that basically stops the vulnerability from happening but it requires you to download it.

            Now you may be saying to yourself well I have one that downloads on my computer but did you know not every computer is set to download all required patches set up some computers there updates are set to manual some computers are set to notify that there’s downloads some computers are set to download but not install it just really depends on how it was set up and if you’re on a business network it depends on how your IT person configured it. Some IT people see updates as a nuisance and doing the bare minimum required to stop the notification. I have seen some disabling Windows Update Services so your computer can be completely out dated on patches and you don’t know!

 Fortunately if you are an Underdog Computer Network Support Managed I.T. Client you never have to worry about that because that patch was automatically released during the weekly updates and I made sure of that by checking this morning!

 Yes we use automatic patching and remote monitoring through our agents but we also check to make sure that “the robots” are actually doing what they’re supposed to be doing.  We Add a Human Level to  it, this is how we make sure the computers are actually being managed!!

So if you don’t understand the importance of patching and keeping your Computers, Servers and Network Devices up to date with the latest patches and firmware Call Today 570-634-5350. Never Fear, We Fix I.T. Here!!