If you’re a Windows user and you haven’t done your updates for this patch Tuesday, put it on your to-do list. The Redmond software giant has pushed out updates that
patch several major security holes in Internet Explorer
, one of which already has a code exploit in the wild. The fixes address problems that could allow remote attackers to gain control of a system running previously installed malware found on the internet.
Security firm Tipping Point disclosed three of the IE vulnerabilities this past summer through their Zero Day Initiative. "Vulnerabilities in IE are generally pretty serious because all you have to do is go to a web page or get referred to one that has malicious code on it,” said Tipping Point’s Jason Avery. Patches today also covered several holes in Office and Integrated Windows Authentication and Indeo Codec in XP and Server 2003. So get updating everyone.