Internet Explorer Security Gap

Posted April 28, 2014

Microsoft has announced that a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a malicious link.

The vulnerability affects versions 6 through 11 of the Web browser.

Microsoft Corp. has released a fix for the issue.  We recommend that you update your systems as soon as possible.

Additionally, Microsoft encourages customers to enable a firewall, apply all software updates and install anti-malware software.  Additionally, regarding use of online banking, MidWestOne Bank recommends running IE in an enhanced protected mode or utilizing a different brand of browser until the update is complete.

Microsoft Security Advisory:

Here is how to enable Enhanced Protected Mode in Internet Explorer:

For Internet Explorer 10 & 11:

1. Open Internet Explorer

2.  Go to the Internet Options / Tools menu

3. Select the Advanced Tab

4. Check the Enable Enhanced Protected Mode box under the Security section

For Internet Explorer 9:

1. Open Internet Explorer

2. Go to the Internet Options / Tools menu

3. Select the Security tab

4. With Internet selected as the zone, check the Enable Protected Mode box