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Internet Explorer Security Alert 12/17/08

Dec. 17, 2008

ITS is warning all Baylor students and employees about a security flaw that has been identified. Updates have been released for both Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser and Mozilla's Firefox browser. Microsoft's emergency security patch was made available on Wednesday, December 17, at 1:00 p.m. EST at the Microsoft Update site, as well as the Microsoft Download Center. A new version of Firefox has been released. Until you apply the patch or upgrade, ITS recommends that you do not visit any unfamiliar websites. For more information and access to patches and upgrades, please see the following article:

http://www.pcworld.com/printable/article/id,155655/printable.html

All Baylor departmental computers were sent a patch on Wednesday night, December 17. To update your Internet Explorer browser on your home computer, you should run Windows Update using your current version of Internet Explorer and go to this site:

http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and install all critical updates as this one will be included. You may be prompted at the Microsoft website to run ActiveX prior to getting the updates. If this occurs, choose to install. You may be prompted at the Microsoft website to run ActiveX prior to getting the updates. If this occurs, choose to install. You will have to restart after installing the updates. You should repeat running Windows Update until it finds no more updates for your computer.

The Baylor ITS Help Desk will be available at 254-710-HELP from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm weekdays through Tuesday, December 23, and reopening Monday, January 5, at 8:00 am. Feel free to call if you have further questions.