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Important IE update?

Discussion in 'Techno-Magic' started by Blades of Vanatar, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Blades of Vanatar

    Blades of Vanatar Vanatar will rise again Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    ALLIMPORTANT IE UPDATE rated critical....

    Question for all you PC-Informed members. Just how important is this update?
     
  2. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    A bit more than others? Such vulnerabilities are discovered and fixed every once in a while. Why are you asking, don't want to install it for some reason?
     
  3. henkie

    henkie Hammertime Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    First thought on seeing the title: some modders are actually updating the Infinity Engine? Odd.

    Anyway, this update for internet explorer should be considered just as important as all the other updates for Windows or your browser of choice. As the source of the article mentions, it could allow remote execution of code, so it's really best to get yourself patched up. Note that many of the critical patches for Windows could allow remote execution, so it's not that unique for this one update.
     
  4. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Does it matter? Why would you not want to apply the patch?

    I would imagine it's not a big deal in the near future, and problably not ever a problem if you only visit web pages you know are reputable, but the longer the exploit remains, the more likely it will be exploited by some nefarious character.
     
  5. Topken

    Topken Elven-dragon wizard

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    I dont really have to worry as I do not even use Ie for anything just firefox
     
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