Serious Security Flaws found in Internet Explorer

Posted by Paul@outside5.com on Dec 16, 2008 in Security, Technology |

The BBC News website this morning announced that a flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer leaves a way for criminals to take control of people’s computers and steal their passwords according to internet experts.

They go on to say that Microsoft is investigating and will prepare an emergency patch to plug the hole, but at Outside5 we have always recommended alternative browsers such as Firefox.

There have been attacks detected against IE7 (the most widely used version of Internet Explorer), but Microsoft are warning that other versions may also contain the same vulnerability.

Antivirus software maker Trend Micro say that as many as 10,000 sites have been compromised by criminals since last week to take advantage of the flaw, mainly serving up programs that steal computer game passwords.  On Monday they went on to say that the flaw could be “adopted by more financially motivated criminals”

Original story here.

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