Finally, tech giant Microsoft has woken up to the woes of Internet Explorer. The IE has been under attack from the hackers since IE6 and the status quo has been maintained uptill the latest version IE11.
An unpatched vulnerability is being exploited by the hackers and it has grown as proved recently by the attacks on IE users in Japan and Taiwan. The scare grew as the open source Metasploit was upgraded with a working module. The security companies are of the opinion that this would further increase the spate of attacks. Ideally people expected a patch to be released soon due to the Metasploit going public, but it seems that Microsoft along with its partner Telemetry don’t believe there is any reason to go out of band.
Microsoft has addressed to the issue by declaring that they will dispatch eight security updates to patch up the vulnerabilities in both, Windows and Internet Explorer. The dates for the dispatch have not been confirmed though.