Redmond won’t fix IE 8 zero day, says ‘harden up’ instead

Last updated on September 8th, 2018

Microsoft has decided not to fix an IE 8 zero-day first identified seven months ago, instead telling users to harden up their browsers. Instead of a patch, Redmond released work-arounds suggesting users harden IE 8 security by changing settings to block and alert use of ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting, and install its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) which makes exploitation of Windows boxes more difficult and expensive.
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