Official Security Update for Internet Explorer Now Available (Adam Pash/Lifehacker)

Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Official Security Update for Internet Explorer Now Available  —  Microsoft just released the official security update for Internet Explorer to address the serious browser exploit we told you about yesterday, so if you’ve got any computer running IE, you’d best get downloading.

Source: Official Security Update for Internet Explorer Now Available (Adam Pash/Lifehacker)

Clarification on the various workarounds from the recent IE advisory (Security Vulnerability Research & Defense)

Security Vulnerability Research & Defense:
Clarification on the various workarounds from the recent IE advisory  —  Today Microsoft revised the Workarounds section of Security Advisory 961051.  We wanted to share more detail about the vulnerability and explain the additional workarounds here to help you protect your computers.

Source: Clarification on the various workarounds from the recent IE advisory (Security Vulnerability Research & Defense)

When Hackers Attack: Practicing Cybersecurity at Home (Brian Krebs/Popular Mechanics)

Brian Krebs / Popular Mechanics:
When Hackers Attack: Practicing Cybersecurity at Home  —  While Barack Obama has selected key members of his national security team—Defense Secretary, National Security Adviser and Secretary of State—there are calls for the president-elect to make another security appointment.

Source: When Hackers Attack: Practicing Cybersecurity at Home (Brian Krebs/Popular Mechanics)

Court Halts Bogus Computer Scans (Betsy Lordan/Federal Trade Commission)

Betsy Lordan / Federal Trade Commission:
Court Halts Bogus Computer Scans  —  At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has issued a temporary halt to a massive “scareware” scheme, which falsely claimed that scans had detected viruses, spyware, and illegal pornography on consumers’ computers.

Source: Court Halts Bogus Computer Scans (Betsy Lordan/Federal Trade Commission)