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INTERNET EXPLORER SECURITY BUG – ALL VERSIONS

If, for some reason, you’re still using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, you really should read this.

A new ‘zero day vulnerability‘ present in all versions of the software has been confirmed by the tech giant.

The attack lures users to phoney websites where data can then be corrupted.

In a statement Microsoft said: “The vulnerability exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object in memory that has been deleted or has not been properly allocated.

“The vulnerability may corrupt memory in a way that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user within Internet Explorer.”An attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website.”

It’s a big deal – around 26% of all computers run IE.

Hackers are currently reported to be targeting financial and defence organisation in the US.

Microsoft are working on a fix for the bug, but in the meantime I advise to switch to another web browser:

Firefox (also known as Mozilla Firefox)
Mozilla Corporation

Chrome
Google

Safari
Apple Inc.

Opera
Opera Software ASA

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