Update Your PC Now to Protect Windows 10 From Internet Explorer

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Update Your PC Now to Protect Windows 10 From Internet Explorer

No, that headline isn’t a joke. Unfortunately, there’s a significant vulnerability that’s actively being exploited in the wild through Internet Explorer and Office, and Microsoft has released a patch to fix it. You need to update your PC to protect it as soon as possible.

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We first reported on this issue last week, and now Microsoft has solved the zero-day exploit with a new Windows update.

The exploit used Office files containing malicious ActiveX controls that could grant a threat actor access by simply downloading a file. When the file is opened, it automatically launches a page on Internet Explorer that contains an ActiveX control. It then downloads malware onto the victim’s computer, which can be used for all sorts of things.

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