Critical Security Update for Internet Explorer…

Normally Microsoft releases updates on the 2nd Tuesday of each month; however, to counter an escalating wave of malware attacks targeting a zero-day vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer it is very important that you update your computer immediately. If you have your computer configured to autoupdate then you will automatically receive the update. A clear sign that you have received the update, and it has been installed, is that you will be prompted to reboot your computer. If you want to manually scan for and make sure you received the update –  [CLICK HERE]

 

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clipped from www.computerworld.com
             

Microsoft patches critical IE bug with emergency update
December 17, 2008 (Computerworld)
As it promised yesterday, Microsoft Corp. today issued an emergency patch to plug a critical hole in Internet Explorer (IE) that attackers have been increasingly exploiting from hacked Web sites.
According to both Microsoft and numerous security firms, attacks have been mounting, particularly since last weekend, when hackers began hijacking legitimate Web sites and launching exploits against unwary visitors. In fact, Microsoft said it monitored a “huge increase” in attacks last Saturday.
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