Windows 7 users receive security patches for IE 9 plus a preview of IE 10.
Also, OpenDNS and Microsoft duke it out over an IPv6 update — with your computer acting as referee.
IE 9 users get a cumulative security update
It’s not a Patch Tuesday without some sort of Internet Explorer update. This time around, the fix is for three newly reported vulnerabilities in IE 9 that could allow an attacker to acquire the same rights as the current user. It’s a good reminder that one of the top security best practices is to do your browsing in a standard-user account (not an admin-level account).
IE 9 is the only version of Internet Explorer impacted by this critical update.
For Windows 7 users who like testing new software, Microsoft just released a preview version of IE 10, the browser included with Windows 8 and RT. (Some of you might have forgotten that a Win7 version of IE 10 has been in the works.) You can get the preview at an MS Downloads page or a TechSpot site that includes Microsoft’s promo material. I plan to test drive IE 10 on Windows 7 Preview soon; Microsoft claims it’s faster and more secure, plus does a better job of displaying webpages than its predecessors.
Keep in mind, however, that this is beta software. Use it for testing only, and don’t install it on production systems.
What to do: Install KB 2761451 (MS12-071) as soon as it’s offered.
Using malicious TrueType fonts to take control