Update regarding recent Internet Explorer attacks

Hi gang, Stepto here again.

The MSRC in combination with our internal and external partner teams have been working through the weekend looking at the recent attacks involving the IE vulnerability I mentioned previously.  So far we’re still seeing only limited attacks.  But our anti-malware team, as always, is on the case and has uploaded removal information for the attacks to date to Windows Live Safety Center.  I want to reiterate that the IE team has the update in process right now and if warranted we’ll release that as soon as it’s ready to protect customers (right now our testing plan has it ready in time for the April update release cycle).  But if you’re concerned you may be impacted, now you can visit http://safety.live.com to scan your machine and remove current attacks using this vulnerability.

As always we will keep you up to date with the latest information as we get it.


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