The latest fad
August was the month of the worms. September was the month of the Spam-Worms. October could easily be the month of IE Exploits.
It seems the new trend is to make use of all the various known and unpatched vulnerabilities still in Microsoft's Internet Explorer. To make matters worse it seems that there have been several other exploits found that have gone unreported and are being utilized as well. As usual, Microsoft is being slow to respond.
I'll also be keeping an eye on changes to my system registry and start up lists. Of course having a frequently updated anti-virus with active scanning is a good idea. So is having a firewall that monitors outgoing traffic.
Other than that, use your head. Avoid links to unknown sites and pay attention to every confirmation box carefully.
Posted in Computing & Tech News
, Microsoft & Windows
by usrbingeek at 2003-10-08 15:11 ET (GMT-5) | 2 Comments | Permalink
This site is a blog. I'm basically saying not to visit my site either. Thanks to Microsoft we'll all be suffering if things aren't corrected soon.
It is extremely taxing to remain vigilant but at this point we have no choice.
I am amazed at how many people I meet are completely un-aware of the imminent danger.
Crazy world we live in!