The IE Bug Fix Goes Live. However, Take Heed—There’s More For You To Do. “The Times They Are a Changin.”

IE VulnerabilityThankfully, the update for the Internet Explorer (IE) bug went live today at 10 a.m. PDT!

  • If you have automatic updates turned on, the patch will be applied without you do anything.
  • If you haven’t turned on automatic updates, do so now.  Then go the “Check for Updates” button on your Control Panel to start the update.

But you still have more to do. 

One of the things that drove all the publicity about the IE bug was that it came at the same time as the end of support for Windows XP.   If you are still using XP, this is a “wake-up-call” for you to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1.  Microsoft admits that the security threats we face today have outpaced their ability to protect you if you use XP.

Even though Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft they’ve decided to provide an update for all versions of Windows XP (including embedded). They made this exception because the IE bug came so close to the end of XP.  You got lucky this time, but won’t when future attacks strike— And they will.

So you can breathe a sigh of relief, but only until the next scare takes hold.  We all get so used to our “everyday” computer products that we forget, just like people, they aren’t perfect.  We rely on them like good friends, and when they let us down we feel betrayed.  This is what’s happened with Internet Explorer (IE).

It’s time for a reality check.  No matter what program you use, or have been using since you first started using computers, you need to take heed.  “The times they are a changin.”  The new world of cybercrime has arrived.

We’re Here For You

All clients of Pulse Business Solutions who have contracted for our Managed IT Services Program, are being taken care of.  Pulse Business Solutions is testing and deploying the required patches to ensure your business IT systems are secured and free from threats.  For more information call us at (239) 676-6679 or email us at info@pulsebizsolutions.com.  We’re here for you.

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