Microsoft, Homeland Security, Recommend Avoiding Microsoft IE Browsers Until Security Issue is Resolved

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SECURITY ALERT 

A new security vulnerability in Internet Explorer has been reported and Microsoft is recommending that you avoid using Internet Explorer until the security flaw has been resolved.

Recommendations:

Light Industries recommends that you change your default browsers to either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox until the security flaw is patched.

How to change your default browser to Google Chrome

How to change your default browser to Mozilla Firefox

More Information:

The Department of Homeland Security has also advised users to consider alternative to IE

CNN Story and Additional Information

The Official Link from Microsoft 

As always we suggest safe browsing so if you are unable to change your default browser because of the applications you use, you can enable “High Security” or disable services within Internet Explorer to help secure it better.

As part of our efforts to inform and educate our clients about threats to the security of their data, Light Industries will make every effort to make you aware of threats and the potential impact on your organization and your staff’s general use of the internet.

We continue to proactively address and update our systems as necessary.  Again, due to the high importance of this particular threat, we want to make sure you are informed and can take steps to assure the security of your data.

When a patch is released for this issue, we will let you know and schedule a time to install it onto your machines.

Questions? Contact your IT Support Desk or please call us on 443-795-5110.

By Jessica Tinordi, Jessica.Tinordi@lightindustries.com

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