Several components of reputed software company, Microsoft, are reported to be at high risk of Malware attack. At least fifty-seven software components under Windows operating system of Microsoft (Vista, XP, Windows 7, Server 2008 and even Windows 8) are said to be at critical malware risk. The company has issued a statement reporting that various versions of Internet Explorer are among the list of vulnerable components. Microsoft has even stated that they would issue twelve patches very soon.
Microsoft has issued an advisory notice for this moment citing warning signals and insisting users to get prepared when several patches would be released through conventional channels of update, viz., the Windows update. They are also ready to dispatch twelve patches out of fifty-seven vulnerabilities, over the next week. Patches for Microsoft Office, Windows and Internet Explorer would come into the scenario eventually, followed by other precautions.
Microsoft has issued a warning to all its users regarding this current threat. They have already informed that the malware posses to be a huge threat and have an ability to exploit several software tools. This might result in compromising with user data availability, confidentiality, processing resources availability and even integrity that the company used to secure for so many years.
The threat looms large in common usage factors where clients might be compromised prompts or warnings. It even implied that sequence of actions by users bereft of prompt generation or giving warning signals have also come under the ambit of looming threat over several crucial software of Microsoft.
Five targets of this threatening malware have been leveled ‘critical’. There is also a chance of invasion of any malicious code that can be executed on to several machines of Microsoft components users, through remote process. This remote malware operation certainly posse as a threat of device powered with the components of Microsoft.
In order to counter this threat and prevent existing users of Microsoft throughout the world, the company has advised its users to switch over to different browsers, other than those of Microsoft, for a few days until updates are launched. Authorities of the company as security measures have taken this provision for their valued customers.
A circular has been issued in a pre-release bulletin of the company. It has warned users throughout the world regarding two major vulnerabilities that are looming over browser, Internet Explorer. It is also said that all variety of Internet Explorer (either older versions or the newer ones, including those for the latest Surface RT devices) would soon be upgraded by the company.
Microsoft has even taken up the challenge to deliver critical updates to address existing flaws in Windows Server, XP and Vista. Several other updates are also on their way to patch up vulnerable issues regarding Exchange, email server and the machines running on Windows XP. Initiatives are on its way, including work on several patches for a wide range of the company’s enterprise products. These include Windows Server and Microsoft Office. Several other developer tools are also being taken into its ambit, like those of .NET Framework and the likes.