How do I protect myself?
Make sure that you have the latest version of McAfee security software on your computer with the latest signature files to protect yourself against the malware exploits within Operation Aurora.
Could I be at risk of being infected?
The computer code that exploits the Microsoft Internet Explorer vulnerability has unfortunately been released publicly and is available on the web. The public release significantly increases the possibility of widespread attacks using the vulnerability, putting unpatched Microsoft Internet Explorer systems at potentially serious risk.
Microsoft is aware of the targeted attacks, and has issued a security bulletin and patch. The bulletin lists the following combinations as vulnerable: Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, and Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 on supported editions of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
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