NNRMLS Advises Members to Use Alternate Browser Until Microsoft Issues Security Update

IEMicrosoft announced that it was made aware of a vulnerability in Internet Explorer that could be exploited to remotely execute code on your computer. Nearly all versions of Internet Explorer are affected. We suggest that you use another browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari until a security update is available for Internet Explorer. 

The vulnerability has already caused issues with computers used by the US Government and financial institutions. This problem, a hole Internet Explorer’s security architecture, allows a website to execute code on a user’s machine. Internet Explorer users often struggle with add-ons that have been installed unintentionally or without the users’ permission. In theory, a malicious add-on could be used to redirect a browser to a new website where this newly discovered threat could be employed. The malicious code could be used to harm your computer, or steal your private information.

Today’s news should also serve as a caution to Windows XP users. Microsoft has ended support for Windows XP, and has announced that no security patches will be issued for the operating system. Now would be a good time for Microsoft Windows XP users to consider upgrading to Windows 7, or Windows 8.

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About George Pickard

George Pickard is the Director of IT and Product Innovation for NNRMLS. He’s been an IT professional since 1998, and holds Microsoft and Cisco certifications and specializes in IDX & Data Feeds for our company. George's interests include travel, philosophy, and performing with his garage band The Atomiks. He and his wife Kristin are the proud parents of three excellent young humans.

2 thoughts on “NNRMLS Advises Members to Use Alternate Browser Until Microsoft Issues Security Update

  1. I am using Firefox and my printer is working with all other websites. When I try to print from paragon I get pages of blank sheets, This appears to be a Paragon problem. I need copies of properties to show property efficiently. Can you help solve this problem?

    Dave Nelson

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