Internet Explorer bug puts 900 million users at risk2011.01.31 10:48 by Daniela
Keywords: Internet Explorer, security
Microsoft has announced that all current versions of Internet Explorer are currently at risk of being hacked due to a flaw in the programme.
It is now known that the web browser, used by 900 million people across the globe, requires a software patch in order to defend against attack while Microsoft prepares a longer term fix, a massive security slip up by the firm.
A security advisory announcement was made on Friday highlighting scripting vulnerabilities affecting all versions of Windows.
It is not however thought that there has been any breaches of security so far: "The main impact of the vulnerability is unintended information disclosure," said Angela Gunn, a Microsoft representative.
"We're aware of published information and proof-of-concept code that attempts to exploit this vulnerability, but we haven't seen any indications of active exploitation."
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