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Serious Vulnerability Puts Internet Explorer Users At Risk

December 23, 2021 | Jonathan Cordes

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Serious Vulnerability Puts Internet Explorer Users At Risk

When using the internet, a browser is a necessity. Many people use Internet Explorer simply because it comes pre-installed on their machine, and whilst the upcoming IE9 browser has been reported as being top when it comes to fending off malware, the current version of the browser has been hit by hackers exploiting a bug which allows them to take control of any unprotected machine.

The BBC is reporting that the bug allows hackers to gain control of a user’s computer, by adding their own code into the stream of instructions that the computer is running whilst the browser is in use. If this bug is exploited, it could allow hackers to run their own code on your pc, which could lead to many problems, including allowing them to get their hands on your personal data.

The easiest way to get around this problem is to install and use a different web browser (I recommend either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox), and to make sure that your computer is set up so that it can receive patches and security updates via Windows Update. Have you been affected? What browser would you recommend? Let us know in the comments below.

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