Critical IE Patch Required

December 21, 2018

Patch for Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)

On Thursday, Microsoft announced a critical patch for all versions of Internet Explorer. This vulnerability is especially concerning because the victim need only visit a malicious web page which allows malicious code to run on their computer.  Typically these site links are delivered through a phishing email or social engineering. 

Since Microsoft and the security community have received reports of this being actively exploited, WPI IT will deploy this patch to all domain machines tonight, Friday December 21 at 9 PM.  This update will reboot each computer, so faculty and staff are asked to leave their computers turned on so they can be patched and rebooted automatically. Machines turned off for the winter break will receive the patch when they are restarted. 

IT has verified that our Endpoint Protection is up to date, as well as the internet firewalls. When working from home, it is important that the VPN is used to ensure that WPI data and connections are protected.

Questions or concerns may be directed to WPI ITS at its@wpi.edu or (508) 831-5888.   See: its.wpi.edu for updated IT News.

 Updates available at: IT News