“Infocon has been raised to Yellow due to the exploit being publicly available, combined with the lack of a patch for this specific vulnerability. Disable Javascript in your Internet Explorer browsers, or switch to another browser.”

We started Episode 3 of PaulDotCom Security Weekly with some good ‘ole fashioned IE bashing. While we may joke about it, seriously folks DO NOT USE INTERNET EXPLORER. To exemplify our point there is an exploit floating around that allows attackers to gain remote access to your computer, and there is no patch for this vulnerability. The temporary fix is to disable JavaScript, but I strongly recommend that you use Firefox. I won’t say it to those IE users (okay, I will, I told you so :-)
Of course I am being biased and unfair, Firefox isn’t perfect either, but I still believe it to be better that Internet Exposure, er, Explorer.

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Paul Asadoorian is the Founder & CEO of Security Weekly, where the flagship show recently re-titled "Paul's Security Weekly" has been airing for over 8 years. By day he is the Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security. Paul produces and hosts the various shows here at Security Weekly, all dedicated to providing the latest security news, interviews with the industries finest and technical how-to segments. Paul is also the founder and host of "The Stogie Geeks Show", featuring cigar reviews for cigar enthusiasts.