Don’t Hit F1!

DON’T PRESS F1!! Alright, that was close. Now that you aren’t going to press F1 I can tell you why not. Somehow, someone has managed to exploit Internet Explorer. Yup. Internet Explorer.

Now I know what you’re thinking. Either, ‘How could this happen?!?!’ or ‘Who uses IE anymore anyways??’ According to these stats, over 35% of people still use some form of Internet Explorer. And according to Wikipedia, almost 60% of people still use IE. Trust whichever you like or take the average, it’s still more than it should be.

A recent Microsoft Security Advisory came out saying:

The vulnerability exists in the way that VBScript interacts with Windows Help files when using Internet Explorer. If a malicious Web site displayed a specially crafted dialog box and a user pressed the F1 key, arbitrary code could be executed in the security context of the currently logged-on user.

So all that means, is if you’re still using Internet Explorer and either Windows 2000 or XP, don’t press F1 and then upgrade your browser to something like Opera, Firefox, or Chrome.

Thanks to Gizmodo and LifeHacker for information.

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One Response to Don’t Hit F1!

  1. sneak says:

    Thx for the intel.

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