Microsoft Patch Tuesday targets Internet Explorer drive-by attacks
Microsoft's SharePoint, drawing application Visio get patched
Tim Greene, Network World March 07, 2013 03:51 PM ET
Internet Explorer vulnerabilities warrant notice in this month's set of Microsoft Patch Tuesday bulletins and need to be fixed quickly even though the sheer number of patches may seem daunting.
The weaknesses leave users open to drive-by attacks where malicious code is downloaded without the user's knowledge while browsing. Not patching them because they are time-consuming will just widen the window of opportunity hackers have to exploit them, says Alex Horan, a senior product manager at CORE Security.