No. of Recommendations: 0
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.


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?

Best Regards,

Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.