Microsoft issued a patch to fix the “zero-day” vulnerability, which was discovered earlier this month. The bug allows hackers and coders to take over a victims’ machines simply just by redirecting them to access Web sites that are infected by these malware; users don’t have to download anything for their computers to get infected, since these programs are remotely executed, which makes the flaw in Internet Explorer’s programming code so dangerous.
Information about the issued patch can be be found at Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-078 – Critical. Earlier reports about the bug was found almost on all Tech News Sites: Cnet News, AOL Tech News, and PC World. Microsoft later released their own Security Advisory.
Last modified: December 18, 2008