BECA is providing this EXTREMELY important security information regarding your use of Microsoft Internet Explorer on all of your computer systems. Links are being provided further down in the email that should be reviewed! Microsoft is working on resolving the security issue but at this point all resolutions are “workarounds” to limit your exposure.
Alerts were issued and confirmed by the US Department of Homeland Security.
Simple BECA Recommendations
Want us to resolve this problem for you?
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org & reference help with IE related issue 2963983.
Or Call: 404-633-2551, place a trouble ticket with our operations support team members
If you want to resolve this problem the “simplest” way?
The easiest method to mitigate the issue is to install either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as an alternative browser for users that must have access to internet sites. Since uninstalling Internet Explorer is not an option because of its “hooks” into the Windows operating system you need to instruct your users not to use Internet Explorer until all recommended changes have been made.
Please understand that even these browsers require updates and management, this doesn’t lessen your requirements to provide updates and patches once they are installed!
Link for Google Chrome – Download https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/
Link for Mozilla Firefox – Download http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
What if I am using Windows XP?
Please note that if you are using Windows XP that you should no longer use IE! Since Windows XP is no longer a supported operating system there will be no resolution to the vulnerability for Windows XP systems.
What if I have to continue to use IE even though I understand the concern?
Your technical team should view the important link below should you elect to resolve the issue internally.
Microsoft Security Advisory – 2963983