16 December 2008

Internet Explorer Has Major Security Flaw

Security experts have disclosed a major security flaw in all versions of Internet Explorer from IE5 to the latest beta of IE8. In fact, this flaw exploiting a problem in the Internet Explorer(IE) software which has existed from the day it was launched.

You should switch to another browser, like Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera, as none of them are affected.

Currently, 10,000 gaming websites are infected with the code needed to take advantage of this flaw in IE, which infects your computer with a trojan. It is just a matter of time before the code propagates across the Internet.

Microsoft suggests you set your Internet security settings to high and other workarounds that DO NOT WORK.

You should switch to another browser, like Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera, as none of them are affected.

Read more at The Daily Telegraph or BBC


7 comments:

Exaggerato said...

FYI, a security patch is now available for download on the Windows Update section of the Microsoft website, in the Critical Updates section.

CyberCelt said...

@exaggerato-Thanks. I do not use IE, but I wanted to spread the word to those that do.

jan said...

I switched to Firefox about a year ago and wish I had done it much sooner. I can't imagine why anyone stays with IE. IE is evil.

storyteller said...

I heard about this on the news, but don't use IE ... haven't for a long time because I so much prefer Mozilla. I looked at Chrome when it was released but decided it wasn't worth the effort to switch ... at least not now. Thanks for the public service announcement.
Hugs and blessings,

CyberCelt said...

@jan-I agree. I hope no one loses their identity or credit rating because of it.

Mobiles said...

There's a work around fix created by PREVX. That should do the trick for the meantime.

Shamir Patel said...

I use FLOCK and love it. I heard about this on the news... Said you can go to Windows website and download the patch.

Shamir Patel
www.blogyourjourney.com

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