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Learn the basics about the security gap in Internet Explorer that can potentially allow a hacker to take control of your computer. What can you do to prevent it?

Learn the basics about the security gap in Internet Explorer that can potentially allow a hacker to take control of your computer. What can you do to prevent it?

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    Security gap in Internet Explorer Security gap in Internet Explorer Presentation Transcript

    • Breaking news… Security flaw in Internet Explorer
    • What is it? • A security flaw that can allow a hacker to take complete control of your computer! • You are affected if you click on a malicious link while using Internet Explorer web browser • Affects versions 6 to 11
    • How serious is it? • Really serious. So serious that the US Department of Homeland Security is involved! • The hacker would have complete control of your computer and could install programs, view, change or delete accounts with full user rights! • This is especially bad for people still using Windows XP, which is no longer supported by Microsoft
    • How do you get infected? • You are using Internet Explorer and you see a link that suggests that you click on it. • It can also strike if you click on certain unprotected advertisements or other websites that are vulnerable. • You are not infected until you take an action (click on a link in your email or Instant messenger, or open an attachment)
    • Important note • None of these things will happen if you do not initially click on that malicious site though. • So, by avoiding Internet Explorer, you will not be at risk!
    • What does Microsoft suggest? • Microsoft is working on a fix, but it may not be ready until May 13 • They suggest that you enable your firewall, apply all software updates and install anti-malware software • They also suggest that you use the EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit) to manage security migration and make it more difficult for attackers to exploit vulnerabilities
    • How do you get EMET? • It is on the Microsoft site • Microsoft.com/emet • Watch the YouTube video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v =gXmM1uaIyyM#t=11 • Excellent video, with more explanation, also shows how a virus works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v =zSJ-AFQGpPs
    • Easier solution??? • EMET is a bit confusing, and beyond the scope of most of our technical abilities. • For best results, USE ANOTHER BROWSER until this is corrected.