Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Critical Windows Security Updates For IE, Office

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Uncategorized
 
Loading...


Microsoft has released a big security update for Internet Explorer. It’s an important update, since there are almost 60 known vulnerabilities affecting the popular browser.

Microsoft says this update resolves two publicly disclosed and 57 privately disclosed vulnerabilities. That right 57.  The worst of the lot could allow someone take over control of your computer by gaining administrator rights. However, if you used the trick for hacker-proofing your computer we talked about a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft says the impact on your system would be a lot less severe. But it’s still important that Internet Explorer users run these updates ASAP.

Windows Vista Users will see critical updates for Internet Explorer 7, 8 & 9. Windows 7 users will get critical updates for IE 8, 9, 10 & 11. Window 8 has patches for Internet Explorer 10 & 11.  There will also be a patch for IE 10 & 11 on the Windows RT system. Windows XP users are out of luck when it comes to these patches and because of these updates, hackers now know these flaws exist and can now backwards engineer the patch for Vista to figure out how to exploit the vulnerability.

Other issues addressed by this security update include a flaw in Microsoft Office that could allow someone to take over your computer using specially created files that mimic regular images or documents. There will be patches for Office 2007 and 2010, but none for 2003, which is no longer supported.

Users of Windows 8.1, will need to make sure they’ve updated to Windows 8.1.1 before receiving their security updates.

To check for updates just type Windows updates in the search box in the Start Menu of your Windows Vista or 7 computer or into the Search Charm on your Windows 8 or 8.1 device. Click on the icon and click Check for updates.

~ Cynthia

 

Tags: , , , ,

One Response to “Critical Windows Security Updates For IE, Office”

  1. Wayne Crowson says:

    I don’t like Internet Explorer and don’t use it. Do I still need to have this update? Windows 7 updater drives me nuts with this update but I haven’t downloaded it yet. How do I turn that particular warning off?

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: