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Why did I get a virus?!

Posted by Steven Thom on Jan 15, 2013 1:48:54 PM

For crying out loud... How did this happen? You're just surfing along, minding your own business and BAM - some bogus-looking thing pops up claiming you have 300 infected files and you need to pay $70 to get your computer cleaned. Or, like my elderly neighbor over the past weekend, you get a scary full-screen warning informing you that you'll be prosecuted for copyright infringement. Here's what that looked like...

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Topics: chicago computer support, chicago IT support, chrome, email, exploit, explorer, facebook, firefox, fixit, google, internet, internet explorer, java, malware, microsoft, oracle, patch, security, Security, software, update, virus, viruses, vulnerability, zero-day

Microsoft releases out-of-band patch for the IE8 (and below) zero-day hole

Posted by Steven Thom on Jan 13, 2013 8:15:37 PM

Microsoft has released a rare out-of-band critical update that appears to address the zero-day exploit announced on January 5th. The software giant previously released a manual "fixit" for this vulnerability but researchers soon found ways around the patch. This update addresses the original problem and is slated for release on January 14th, 2013

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Topics: chicago IT support, chrome, exploit, explorer, firefox, fixit, internet, internet explorer, malware, microsoft, patch, Security, software, virus, viruses, zero-day

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