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Significant vulnerability with Microsoft's Internet Explorer

Security Alert: Significant Vulnerability in Internet Explorer V6-11

Based on guidance from the A&M System Security Office and our review of the vulnerability, we recommend campus refrain from using Internet Explorer until Microsoft releases a security update.


Monday, April 29, 2014

Whom does this affect:

Individuals using Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11


A vulnerability has been discovered in Internet Explorer (IE) browser that is being exploited to compromise computers. The campus community should refrain from using IE until Microsoft releases a security update. The Information Security Office will continue to monitor for and block known malicious websites.

What should I use instead of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer?

  • Please use an alternate browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox until further notice

Firefox and Chrom icons

  • To avoid opening email links in IE, please set one of the two browsers to be your default browser by using the following instructions:

More Information:

If I have questions, who do I contact?

If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Computer Help Desk at 254.968.9885 or