Healthcare CIOs Face New Security Risk: Internet Explorer Coding Flaw May Give Hackers Total Access

Microsoft’s IE browser allows hackers to get keys for total access to otherwise secured data

The old weather proverb about March, in like a lamb and out like a lion, seems to apply with full force to April in the world of cyber security. While the first six days of April seemed relatively calm in the cyber world, on Monday, April 7, 2014, the Heartbleed flaw in encryption security was announced (see our previous post here). As of April 26, 2014, the month was still roaring like a lion with yet another newly discovered cyber security threat to Internet Explorer (IE), first announced by FireEye Research Labs.  Microsoft quickly confirmed the flaw on its Security TechCenter webpageAll versions of Microsoft IE have the vulnerable coding flaw.

IE’s Vulnerability Dubbed “Operation Clandestine Fox”.  FireEye named the flaw “Operation Clandestine Fox” for a couple of reasons. …

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