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Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 980088

Original release date: February 03, 2010 | Last revised: October 23, 2012

Microsoft has released Security Advisory 980088 to alert users of a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The advisory indicates that exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to harvest user credentials and other sensitive information by enticing users to visit a maliciously crafted web page.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Security Advisory 980088 and apply the suggested workarounds of running Internet Explorer in Protected Mode and setting the Internet zone security setting to High to mitigate the risk of unwanted information disclosure.

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