Microsoft Corporation has announced a critical new security vulnerability affecting Microsoft Internet Explorer. Microsoft announced this vulnerability in a special security advisory that was released outside of its normal monthly cycle of security bulletins.
CSSD recommends that users immediately identify and install the security updates necessary to remediate these vulnerabilities by using Microsoft's Windows Update feature on their computers as soon as possible.
The new security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer that could be exploited if a user visits a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit the vulnerability. Additional information about the updates is available on Microsoft’s website.
In addition, Pitt IT recommends that all students, faculty, and staff install Antivirus (Symantec Endpoint) and Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes) Protection. Both are available at no cost through the Software Download Service. Departments can submit a help request to obtain Malwarebytes for multiple machines.
Please contact the 24/7 IT Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) if you have any questions regarding this announcement