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Important information regarding Internet Explorer and Windows XP

April 2014
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Important information regarding Internet Explorer and Windows XP

Following reports that a security flaw has been identified in versions 6 to 11 of Internet Explorer, we would like to alert customers that all operating systems using these versions of Internet Explorer remain vulnerable until Microsoft release a software patch to resolve the issue.

As a result, we recommend that you either use another web browser or disable Adobe Flash, as disabling this plugin within Internet Explorer will prevent the exploit from functioning

Whilst Microsoft are expected to release a patch for the flaw soon, it is unclear if Windows XP will get the patch as that operating system is no longer supported by Microsoft, so urgent consideration should be given to updating to a supported version of the Microsoft operating system.

As always, we recommend you ensure your computer is regularly security patched and you use an up to date internet security suite to keep your computer protected.

Update: Microsoft have released a security patch for all versions of Internet Explorer. Most Internet Explorer users should receive the update automatically. You can check this by going to Tools > About Internet Explorer, and selecting the ‘Install new versions automatically’ check box.


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