Microsoft fixes critical security issue for Internet Explorer next Tuesday

Microsoft will release four new security updates next Tuesday. The updates should fix vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, the .NET Framework and Microsoft’s messaging software Lync. The update for Internet Explorer is designated as critical which means that when it’s exploited it can be used to compromise the computer when a victim visits a hacked or malicious website.

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Two other updates fix vulnerabilities in Windows, the .NET Framework and Microsoft Lync Server which allows attackers to cause a Denial of Service. The last upgrade is for Windows as well and fixes an issue where attackers can elevate their privileges in the operating system. The last update is only for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, the update will not be made available to Windows Vista and Windows 7 users.

The updates can be downloaded from the 9th of September and they require a restart of the system.