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Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)

Just ran across this security program for Windows users and was curious if anyone is using it? ... and if so, what do you think about it ? I noted that it relates to IE (which many users here don't use) but in the user comment section it looks like it can be used in FF too ~ but I can't confirm this.

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A new zero-day security hole in all versions of Windows is the subject of “targeted attacks,” Microsoft says. The flaw, according to Microsoft Security Advisory 2488013, occurs when an attacker exploits “the creation of uninitialized memory during a CSS function within Internet Explorer.” The result? “It is possible under certain conditions for the memory to be leveraged by an attacker using a specially crafted Web page to gain remote code execution.”

Similar holes have been spotted in the past in applications such as Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, and Apple’s QuickTime.

The definitive fix for a vulnerability like this is a vendor-supplied patch. But what do you do while you’re waiting for the patch? And how do you deal with vulnerabilities in legacy applications that can’t be easily repaired?


http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/the-one-security-tool-every-w...

Best Regards,

Rich
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