The MAS underlined the cyber risk posed to the broader industry and has since informed affected users that Microsoft has provided a patch. As anyone can easily exploit the vulnerabilities that exist in Windows 7 PCs.
"The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft's Advisory ADV20001 and CERT/CC's Vulnerability Note VU#338824 for more information, implement workarounds, and apply updates when available. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights".
Do you still use IE11 on your Windows 7 systems? However, the research team, Microsoft and Mozilla still do not know what attackers are exploiting the fault, how they are doing it or who they are targeting.
As Windows 7 is no longer support by Microsoft, we're not expecting it to release a patch for this version of the operating system.
The end of support notification leads to an interesting question: will Microsoft fix the recently discovered security vulnerability in Internet Explorer 11 for systems running Windows 7? Microsoft said it was working on a fix, to be released at a later date.
"NSA recommends installing all January 2020 Patch Tuesday patches as soon as possible to effectively mitigate the vulnerability on all Windows 10". This vulnerability of Explorer is similar to the one found in Mozilla Firefox. As reported by TechCrunch, Microsoft has confirmed the existence of a security flaw in Internet Explorer. Microsoft advises that by default IE on Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 runs "in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration", that reduces the chances of the malicious content the vulnerability relies upon being downloaded. Both Microsoft and Mozilla credited Qihoo 360, a China-basically based security be taught crew, with finding flaws below filled with life attack.