Major security flaw in Internet Explorer opens PCs to hijacking
This weekend Microsoft issued a security advisory for Internet Explorer, warning that hackers can exploit a vulnerability that lets them run commands on remote computers. In other words, hackers exploiting this flaw can hijack your system. Security firm FireEye, which discovered the flaw, says that hackers are targeting US financial and government organizations.
This vulnerability is in Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. If you’re using one of those versions of Internet Explorer — especially versions 9, 10, and 11, which are currently under attack — switch to Firefox, Chrome, or Opera until Microsoft fixes the flaw. Even the Department of Homeland Security recommends avoiding Internet Explorer for now. If you absolutely must use Internet Explorer, … [Read more]
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