Issue: April 30, 2014

Published on April 30, 2014

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IMPORTANT - Internet Explorer Alert

Author: Rick Patterson* Published in Information Services

The following Alert was sent to us here at NYSHFA by our IT Consultants (Repeat Business Systems).

You may or may not have heard media reports about a significant vulnerability discovered in Internet Explorer and the recommendation to stop using it as a browser.  Our network engineers and senior IT staff have investigated the risk and felt that, at a minimum, we contact our customers to ensure they are aware of the problem and provide potential ‘fixes’ that can be implemented to mitigate the risk.  Here is some helpful information:

-      *Google Chrome - https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/
-      *Mozilla Firefox - http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

*Please note that all internet browsers could be subject to the same vulnerability but at this time it is considered to be the best practice to reiterate your Acceptable Use Policy for internet browsing and safe browsing behavior (e.g. avoid in Ad pop ups, avoid clicking on embedded links in emails, be careful of queries returned by search engines, ensure typing in the correct search terms or url). 

If you have any questions please contact us at:  ITsupport@nyshfa.org.