Menu
Dimension Data spots vulnerabilities in IE8 and Windows XP

Dimension Data spots vulnerabilities in IE8 and Windows XP

Microsoft deploys fixes after Dimension Data's security team find significant vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP

Microsoft has deployed fixes for vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP, uncovered by Dimension Data's security assurance team in Wellington.

Dimension Data general manager marketing Phil Goodwin says the vulnerabilities were significant and could have allowed remote parties to gain full control of a target PC.

He says that in the past organisations, including Google, have been victims of similar Internet Explorer security issues.

"Our security assurance team alerted Microsoft to the issue, which deployed a fix for the two vulnerabilities on February 12 as part of its monthly 'Patch Tuesday' release," Goodwin says.

"Dimension Data has no reason to believe that anyone has fallen victim to an attack, but similar security issues have been targeted in spear phishing attacks in the past. Microsoft is thorough in its response when vulnerabilities are brought to its attention. We are pleased to see that this issue has been addressed and we strongly recommend users apply the patch made available through the Windows Update website."

"Our security assurance team performs routine penetration testing and provides advisory services to ensure the security of IT systems for our clients. It's through their regular work that we can ensure security issues like this can be fixed quickly, with minimal disruption for businesses."


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Microsoftdimension dataExploits / vulnerabilities

Events

EDGE 2024

Register your interest now for EDGE 2024!

Featured

Slideshows

How MSPs can capitalise on integrating AI into existing services

How MSPs can capitalise on integrating AI into existing services

​Given the pace of change, scale of digitalisation and evolution of generative AI, partners must get ahead of the trends to capture the best use of innovative AI solutions to develop new service opportunities. For MSPs, integrating AI capabilities into existing service portfolios can unlock enhancements in key areas including managed hosting, cloud computing and data centre management. This exclusive Reseller News roundtable in association with rhipe, a Crayon company and VMware, focused on how partners can integrate generative AI solutions into existing service offerings and unlocking new revenue streams.

How MSPs can capitalise on integrating AI into existing services
Access4 holds inaugural A/NZ Annual Conference

Access4 holds inaugural A/NZ Annual Conference

​Access4 held its inaugural Annual Conference in Port Douglass, Queensland, for Australia and New Zealand from 9-11 October, hosting partners from across the region with presentations on Access4 product updates, its 2023 Partner of the Year awards and more.

Access4 holds inaugural A/NZ Annual Conference
Show Comments