Internet Explorer Bug MS14-021

Players, I thought this was old news now, but I have noticed (and also been asked about) the security bug in IE might still be unknown to some. The long and short of the vulnerability is that a hacker can execute remote commands on all versions of Windows through IE. The bulletin from MS can be found here  https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-021 It has since been patched since early May, but if you find yourself without the patch please have a look here … SCCM administrators … you know what to do :)  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2964358 Enjoy, Heinrich Pelser

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/internet-explorer-bug-ms14-021/

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Deploying IE10 Prereqs for Win7SP1 with ConfigMgr 2012

Internet Explorer 10 has finally been released for Windows 7 SP1, but it brings a few headaches with it.  Downloading the standalone installer works pretty well for individual installs, but as part of the install it will look for particular prerequisites and attempt to download them if they are not present. That’s all well and good, but in an enterprise...

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Adobe celebrates Microsoft inclusion of Flash in IE10 by announcing a new security vulnerability

Hopefully, as Windows Update revs up everywhere, you already realize that, with the updates, Microsoft is enabling Adobe Flash in Internet Explorer 10 (Windows 8 and Windows RT).  You no longer need to install Flash separately, instead, Flash is now built into Internet Explorer 10.  I sense most of you doing a double-take on that statement, but it’s true. So,...

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IE 10, IEAK 10, and Language Pack download links

IE 10 and miscellaneous support files have been released to allow you to deploy the new Windows browser at your leisure (after testing, of course!).  I’ve been using IE10 for a while now and the new offering really has come a long way.  IE9 frustrated me to no end due to web incompatibilities, lack of add-ons, and reduced functionality, causing...

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Microsoft makes fun of IE haters

This is well done and hilarious.  I’m not an IE hater, I just don’t use IE.  Even IE10 has issues with the standard web, and as someone who does web dev, I have a pretty good idea about it. However — IE10 is better.  And, I use it exclusively on my Microsoft Surface.  The problem with IE is that it’s...

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Windows 8 IE10 File Download Crash

I’ve been very pleased so far working with Windows 8 Enterprise as my primary OS…save for one rather significant issue: Every time I attempted to initiate a file download in Internet Explorer 10, it would crash. This typically happened when another application attempted to make the call for the download, such as Chrysanth WebStory prompting to download the latest update...

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Create IE Search Providers – 3rd Party Page

In previous posts I mentioned create custom search providers in Internet Explorer, that would take you to common pages, e.g. web reports machine details.  I mention using http://www.ieaddons.com/createsearch.aspx.  However, that site is no longer available from Microsoft, and simply redirects to a site that let you choose providers, but not create you own.  However, an alternative 3rd party site for doing...

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Adding a site to Trusted Site or Local Intranet

Occasionally I need to add a site to the Trusted Sites or Local Intranet Zones on computers.  Group policy is the obvious way to do this but if you put it to Computer Configuration > Administrative Tools > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Internet Control Panel > Security Page > Site to Zone Assignment List, the zone becomes controlled...

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Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Hillary Clinton, and the US State Department

Wow.  An Internet Explorer question asked of Hillary Clinton.  At 35:00 Hillary announces that Google Chrome (optional browser) started deployment worldwide on State Department computers on February 14th, 2012 and IE8 will begin deployment on March 20th, 2012.  They will be completely passing over IE9 and going straight to IE10 in February of 2013. I’m not sure which is more...

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When Microsoft auto-delivers Internet Explorer this year, most will just roll over and take it

According to a recent poll, it would appear that most organizations will just allow Microsoft’s deployment of Internet Explorer do the work for them. Interesting to me is that no one indicated they would move to a different browser.  Has the tech world swung that far in Microsoft’s favor that there’s no one to make a “I hate Microsoft” statement?...

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