Over the weekend Microsoft confirmed a new zero-day vulnerability that affects every version of Internet Explorer. This exploit named Operation Clandestine Fox affects all versions of Internet Explorer from version 6 to 11. This security vulnerability caused the Department of Homeland Security in the United States to issue a statement telling people to not use IE.

Microsoft has today released an update for Internet Explorer. This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 6 (IE 6), Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7), Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8), Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9), Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10), and Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) on affected Windows clients.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles objects in memory.

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Most customers have automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any action because this security update will be downloaded and installed automatically. If you have questions whether or not this is enabled on your system, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.