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Microsoft has urgently updated the Internet Explorer

InPrivate Desktop launches as Windows Sandbox Microsoft describes features of upcoming Windows Sandbox - Software - News
Troy Mann | 21 December, 2018, 22:47

This means that all the "advanced users" who actually head to Settings Updates and Security to manually Check for updates will be able to download it.

While Microsoft didn't comment on the leak at the time, it has now made the feature official - though it's now known as Windows Sandbox.

Server editions running IE in restricted mode should not be vulnerable to attacks exploiting this flaw. Microsoft has just issued an emergency security update for the browser to fix a flaw it says is already under active exploitation, though details on exactly how it's being exploited have not been provided.

On server systems (Server 2008, Server 2012, Server 2016, Server 2019), the severity rating is lowered from "critical" to "moderate" thanks to a restriction called Enhanced Security Configuration.

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Even though the new Office app is going to arrive on all Windows 10 powered devices in the upcoming future, the app will be available only to Windows Insiders Members for a couple of months.

Microsoft has released a new sandbox that's built into Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise versions and allows people to run suspicious or untrusted files without needing a virtual machine. You would simply launch Windows Sandbox and when the desktop appear, copy the file you wish to test to the Sandbox desktop.

In a worst case scenario, the zero-day would see the attacker gain administrative user rights following a successful attack, presenting the opportunity to "view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights". The objective of the new Sandbox is, as you might expect, to provide "an isolated, temporary, desktop environment where you can run untrusted software without the fear of lasting impact to your PC".

Windows 10's new start begone! You can manually check for updates here. In fact, jscript.dll happens to implement an older version of the jscript scripting engine that is still present for compatibility reasons but has been superseded by jscript9.dll, which is used by default in Internet Explorer from 9 to 11. The picker that appears will include sections for punctuation, currency, geometric, math, Latin, and language symbols, and the most recently used tab will populate as you use them.

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