PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 04, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- A new article released by Fox News details solutions that Microsoft has offered in order to improve the security of its Internet Explorer program. The software updates help to fix Internet Explorer flaws that put every current consumer version of Windows at risk for attack. Web developer William Bleimeister
offers his thoughts on these updates.
As of late, browsers have become a popular target for malware writers, who work to embed hidden code into corrupted websites in order to infect other computers whose users access the sites. To overcome this problem, Microsoft has unveiled fixes for Windows XP, as well as all supported versions of Internet Explorer. Though Microsoft never makes public exactly what is getting patched before it releases its updates (which normally debut on the second Tuesday of every month) it is understood that the highest-priority flaws are repaired in emergency "out of cycle" updates.
As of late, seven other flaws that are being patched have been dubbed "important" by the team at Microsoft. Four of these patches, bulletins 7, 8, 9, and 11, according to pre-release documentation from Microsoft, involve privilege escalation, where a user or process with limited abilities can get bumped up to administrator level, therefore possessing the power to make changes to a system.
Alex Horan, senior product manager at Boston's CORE security comments on this situation saying, "Hackers could phish users and then leverage 7, 8, and 9 to get system-level control of their machines. That is essentially a worst-case scenario and a potential knockout punch for security personnel."
William Bleimeister, a professional web developer and owner of Bleimeister Web Design, comments on these updates stating, "Hackers are relentless and can strike any person or company. These patches are essential to guarantee the safety of users. Whether you're worried about your company's system, or your personal information on your home computer, these fixes provide peace of mind."
In order to receive the full benefit of these updates, the article explains that home and small-business Windows users should enable automatic updates in Windows Update, located in the Control Panel. Larger companies are usually able to choose to implement their patches manually.
William Bleimeister notes, "It's important that all Windows users, whether they utilize the system for personal or professional purposes, take care to ensure that their system is updated. Don't just assume that your updates install automatically, actually make sure that they're in place. This protects your online browsing experience and guarantees your safety when you're using the Internet."
is a professional web designer who has owned his own firm since 2008. Since opening his firm, he has designed over 2,000 websites for a range of clients, including international businesses and small family-owned shops. No matter if designing a site from scratch is required of a client needs to perform simple updates, William Bleimeister able to handle it any number of tasks.---
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