HOME     MENU     SEARCH     NEWSLETTER    
NEWS & INFORMATION FOR TECHNOLOGY PURCHASERS. UPDATED 2 MINUTES AGO.
You are here: Home / Enterprise I.T. / Microsoft Issues Fix It for IE Zero Day
Verisign DDOS SOLUTION:
Detection Capabilities, Mitigation Techniques & Proven Technology.
www.verisigninc.com
Microsoft Releases 'Fix It' for Zero-Day Vulnerability
Microsoft Releases 'Fix It' for Zero-Day Vulnerability
By Jennifer LeClaire / NewsFactor Network Like this on Facebook Tweet this Link thison Linkedin Link this on Google Plus
PUBLISHED:
FEBRUARY
21
2014
(Page 2 of 2)

“This is not a patch. It is a workaround that you can download from the Microsoft Web site,” Reguly said. “The average enterprise or individual is unlikely to deploy this Fix it. They are great options for the security minded but the average Joe is still going to be vulnerable.”

Reguly compared it to a leaky roof. What Microsoft is offering up, he said, is the equivalent of placing a thimble under the leak. In other words, you'll catch a few drips but ultimately it's ineffective over the long term.

“In order for Fix it solutions to truly be effective, Microsoft needs to have a way to push them out to all users and I don't see them doing that with a workaround. There are too many potential compatibility issues and workarounds don't generally see the same rigorous testing that patches do,” Reguly said.

“It'd be interesting to statistics regarding how many people view the Fix it page versus those that download the Fix it versus those that apply the Fix it. I wonder if Microsoft has any of those numbers and would be interested in releasing them," he added.

< Previous Page  1  2

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on Twitter
TOP STORIES NOW
MAY INTEREST YOU
High Quality CRM Data: Prevent, detect and fix errors at the point of data entry for Dynamics CRM. Trillium Software helps you achieve an accurate, synchronized, single view of customers. It's time to trust your data. Take a product tour and read CRM Analyst opinions here.
MORE IN ENTERPRISE I.T.
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business
© Copyright 2014 NewsFactor Network, Inc. All rights reserved. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.