Microsoft To Release Special Update For Internet Explorer Users
21 JAN 2010 (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 (Bernama) -- Microsoft Malaysia will release a special "out-of-band" update by midnight on Thursday to address vulnerabilities relating to recent attacks against search engine Google.

The update serves as an additional layer of protection for all supported Internet Explorer users, said the company's national technology officer Dzahar in a statement.

"We highly recommend that customers install the 'out-of-band' update when it becomes available later tonight," he said.

"For customers using automatic updates, this update will automatically be applied once it is released," he added.

Dzahar said this in reference to a statement by CyberSecurity Malaysia yesterday, cautioning Internet users of a critical vulnerability involving Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.

He also said that to date, the only successful attacks that Microsoft was aware of had been limited and concerned only Internet Explorer 6 (IE6).

For better security protection, Dzahar advised IE6 users to immediately upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 due to its improved security features.

"We continue to monitor the situation and will keep customers apprised of any changes to the situation or threat landscape through the Microsoft Security Response Centre Blog (