Thursday, May 1, 2014

IE Patch is in - please help us to install this critical security patch

Good News!

Microsoft released a patch to the latest security vulnerability to Internet Explorer (IE) today at 11:00 am.

IT folks are currently testing the patch, and will want to install it stating Friday night.(5/2/2014)

We usually ask that you leave your computer powered up on Tuesday nights, BUT FOR THIS WEEK we ask that you leave your computer powered up all weekend so that we can install the patch and have your computer ready to go for you Monday morning.

Technical detail here.

Thank you.


Monday, April 28, 2014

Security Issue with Microsoft Internet Explorer

Monday April 28, 2014 at 2:15 pm:

All CWC Computer Users (Both here and at home):

Sorry to inform you that there is another worrisome internet security issue just discovered.  This one is a flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser.

Our best advice:
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer for the time being.  Use another browser - we recommend Chrome for general use.
  • Microsoft has not yet announced a bug fix for this issue.  Once they do, make sure that you install the fix before using IE.  Also, if you are running Windows XP or earlier, remember that Microsoft no longer supports these older versions of Windows, so it is likely that this issue will never be fixed for these older operating systems.  You should consider  upgrading to a newer operating system before ever using Internet Explorer again.
Finally, for more information, check out this story from Reuters: