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Microsoft Will Patch IE Zero-Day on Friday; Fixit Available as Stopgap

Microsoft announced last night it would issue an out-of-band patch on Friday for a zero-day Internet Explorer vulnerability disclosed earlier this week. In the meantime, Microsoft made a FixIt available on Wednesday that would temporarily mitigate the threat posed by active exploits found in the wild.The out-of-band patch will be available by 1 p.m. ET on Friday, said Yunsun Wee, director of Trustworthy Computing for Microsoft.

Researcher Finds Three New Exploits Targeting Latest IE Zero-Day

A researcher at AlienVault has discovered three new servers delivering exploits targeting the latest zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer. Jamie Blasco, AlienVault Labs manager, said the one of the servers is delivering a new malware payload, and all of them appear to be targeting defense contractors in the United States and India.

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