Microsoft Stops Internet Explorer Security Bug, Offers Windows XP Fix

By |May 6th, 2014|

Latest Update: Direct Details from Microsoft   |  Windows Update Information Microsoft (MSFT) has fixed the Internet Explorer (IE) zero-day security vulnerability that was identified by FireEye Research Labs on April 26. FireEye said IE users from numerous industries were affected by the zero-day flaw, including those in the defense, energy, financial and government sectors. Hackers were reportedly using the IE bug as part of “Operation Clandestine Fox,” a series of cyber attacks against IE users. The vulnerability impacted all versions of IE6 through IE11, and FireEye wrote in a blog post yesterday it discovered a new version of the attack that specifically targeted out-of-life Windows XP machines running IE8 as well.