Microsoft Releases Emergency Update for Internet Explorer Flaw

On Thursday, May 1st, Microsoft issued an “out-of-cycle” security update to address a major Internet Explorer flaw publicly disclosed last week. The flaw is a remote code execution vulnerability that lures IE users to click on malicious links, which potentially could give hackers full control of individual PCs.

Microsoft has included Windows XP in the security update to fix the loophole despite saying there would be no more free fixes for the outdated operating system (click HERE to view our last Tech Tip covering the end of Windows XP).

Microsoft group manager of response communications Dustin Childs said: “We have made the decision to issue a security update for Windows XP users. Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, and we continue to encourage customers to migrate to a modern operating system, such as Windows 7 or 8.1. Additionally, customers are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer, IE 11.” [source]

How will this fix be implemented?

For consumers and individual