April 29th, 2014

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Posting for Illyakin - a heads up

Just got this from our IT and thought it might be something useful to pass on to friends. But then, maybe you are already familiar with the problem. I also thought maybe our friends on LJ might find it useful.

The U.S. Department of Homeland security is advising Americans not to use the Internet Explorer Web browser until a fix is found for a serious security flaw that came to light over the weekend.


Where possible avoid the use of Internet Explorer until Microsoft releases a patch and we have a chance to push it out to all computers. Chrome and Firefox are unaffected. If you would like help setting either up we can assist. Simply open up a ticket by emailing it@olgchs.org . You can also use the link below to install both yourself:


It is recommended that users "consider employing an alternative Web browser until an official update is available."

While the bug affects all versions of Internet Explorer 6 through 11 it is currently targeting IE9 and IE10

The attacks do not appear to be widespread at this time. Microsoft said it was "aware of limited, targeted attacks that attempt to exploit" the vulnerability.

Microsoft confirmed Saturday that it is working to fix the code that allows Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11 to be exploited by the vulnerability. As of Tuesday morning, no fix had been posted.

Computer users who are running the Windows XP operating system are out of luck. Microsoft discontinued support of the system on April 8.

The tornadoes in mid-south-east U.S.

Salutations Cousins,

These storms have been widespread and destructive. Are we all accounted for and safe? Friends and families?

Tonight I saw the footage on NBC News of the destruction in Tupelo Mississippi. My sister and brother-in-law live in a little town right near Tupelo. They pretty much go into Tupelo for everything. When I spent four or five days with them last month we went to Tupelo several times. It was pretty terrifying to see the city torn up, and to see the local people whose homes had been leveled. Tornadoes in the past have taken two of the houses right next door to them. They're fine. They even have electricity. But it was close. And even knowing they were safe, actually seeing how near it came and how much damage it did really frightened me.

Love you all. Let us know you are safe please if you were or ARE in the formidable path of these storms.