This is an important update on my post yesterday about the “Poison Ivy” security flaw in several of the most recent Internet Explorer versions.  On Wednesday (September 19th), Microsoft released an interim, temporary fix to address this security vulnerability.  However, the permanent fix will be released to all users today so keep an eye out for this official alert.

As Antone Gonsalves reported on September 20th (www.csoonline.com, “Microsoft releases fix for Internet Explorer flaw”), Microsoft’s interim fix had to be installed manually.  But, as he noted, many of us are slow to take the time to install a manual fix or workaround.  Therefore, more people who use Windows will be protected once the automatic update is released.

The speed with which Microsoft jumped to fix this problem is great.  And don’t worry if you didn’t manually install the “one-click” manual fix because the permanent patch will be pushed out today.