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Old 15-12-05, 09:19 AM
FarFarAway FarFarAway is offline
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Security Flaw - Patch up!

Yep thats right - you may or may not have heard that there is a flaw in IE that Microsoft and several internet security websites have rated "Highly Critical"

This doesn't happen that often so if you use IE then get patching!!

All of us smug FF users can be warned too - it also affects the Fox


If you keep up to date with FF you should be fine but if not then patch up straight away:

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Originally Posted by The BBC
Windows users are being warned about a bug that lets attackers take over a PC via the Internet Explorer browser.

The bug made possible webpages that can compromise a PC without a user spotting the attack, Microsoft warned.

Code to exploit the bug was circulating online which led Microsoft to label the bug "critical" and said users should apply a patch immediately.

At the same time a similar bug was found to be affecting the rival Firefox web browser.
So get patching people!

Read about it at Auntie

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Old 15-12-05, 09:29 AM
JN JN is offline
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EEK

I'm IE free, so i dont have to worry about that, but i better give the Fox a plaster tonight.
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Old 15-12-05, 09:42 AM
Danni Danni is offline
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I only upgraded Firefox a couple of days ago, so I'm safe there, and I did my Microsoft updates last night.

I really need to get around to removing IE.
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Old 15-12-05, 10:04 AM
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Hmm I upgraded my FF at home last night so should be okay, shouldn't I?

Shame that the brushed theme is no longer valid
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Old 15-12-05, 10:08 AM
FarFarAway FarFarAway is offline
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Should be ok.

And give it a week or so and the new themes should be updated

Failing that try uninstalling the theme and re-installing it - works for me
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Old 15-12-05, 12:50 PM
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Cheers for the advice kempez, and thanks for the original post.
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Old 15-12-05, 12:56 PM
FarFarAway FarFarAway is offline
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No probs. Did that fix the problem?
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Old 15-12-05, 02:47 PM
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Will give it a week or so as per your suggestion and see if the themes are viable if not I'll uninstall and re-install
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Old 17-12-05, 07:38 PM
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IE installed, very rarely used, fox and opera! But question is if I do not lanch ie, am i at risk?
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Old 17-12-05, 10:33 PM
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I just checked for updates and my fox says that there are none?
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