Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)

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Recently Microsoft highlighted EMET which monitors critical system processes and can help detect and prevent new threats in crticial Windows processes.  Ed Bott has a great write-up on this tool, from the past. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/the-one-security-tool-every-windows-user-should-know-about/2848 EMET v3.0 (most current version) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29851 EMET v3.5 (Beta or Preview version) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30424 QUOTE:  The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is […]

MSRC – FIXIT patch being developed for new IE vulnerability

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MSRC provided following recent update … FIXIT patch is in the works and that in-the-wild attacks are very limited so far https://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2012/09/18/additional-information-about-internet-explorer-and-security-advisory-2757760.aspx QUOTE: We will release a Fix it in the next few days to address an issue in Internet Explorer, as outlined in the Security Advisory 2757760 that we released yesterday.  While we have […]

Internet Explorer – New vulnerability documented in Security Advisory (2757760)

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A new unpatched IE vulnerability has been exploited in-the-wild.  Currently, it is not widespread and Microsoft is developing a patch.  Some prevention techniques include: * Best practice of “Risk Avoidance” always helps (ounce of prevention for suspicious websites, emails, facebook links, etc) * Antivirus protection (many products now offer exploit detection, including this new threat) […]

Babylon Toolbar – How to remove in IE, Firefox, and Chrome

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Kim Komando provides daily tips to consumers and home users.  Today’s newletter featured tips related to many free toolbars that become embedded in the browser environment. For IE, there are usually 3 types of removal approaches: 1. Control Panel and Uninstall programs 2. Remove Add-Ins in IE “Internet Options” settings 3. Antivirus or standalone removal […]


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