Microsoft Issues Urgent Windows Update to Protect Internet Explorer and Office Products

Microsoft has just announced an emergency patch for both Internet Explorer (IE) and Office Products, and it is recommended that everyone install this patch ASAP (link to patch included below). This affects Internet Explorer 6 (IE6), Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) and Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) as well as any Microsoft Office Product with ActiveX, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Access.

Warning: Malware Exploits Norton Pifts.exe File – Trust Nobody But Norton! (Link Here)

Malware pushers have been quick to exploit confusion over a patch that was released yesterday by Norton Security for users of older versions of Norton. The patch was accidentally unsigned, which caused Norton to throw an error referencing the “pifts.exe” file. As a result, hords of Norton users have been searching Google for pifts.exe (or searching in their other favourite search engine for pifs.exe).