JLab Cybersecurity Update: Critical Patch for Microsoft Internet Explorer - Requires Reboot

Sent on behalf of the Computing and Networking Infrastructure group

As you may have seen in the news media, Microsoft has released a patch for Internet Explorer that fixes a critical vulnerability. There are active web-based exploits that can take control of your system using this vulnerability. Tonight (Thursday, Dec. 18), the Computer Center
will distribute the patch to all machines in the JLab domain.

If you have a Computer Center-managed Windows machine, please log out and leave your machine on overnight, so that the patch can be installed. In the morning, please reboot your machine to complete patch installation.

Until the patch has been installed, do not use Microsoft Internet Explorer for offsite browsing.

If you have any questions or if you experience problems with your machine after reboot Friday morning, contact the Computer Center HelpDesk at x7155 or helpdesk@jlab.org . Thank you for your assistance in keeping JLab computer systems secure.

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