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Internet Explorer bug puts 900 million users at risk

2011.01.31 10:48 by Daniela
Tags: 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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by sava700 - 2011.01.31 11:04
Very low risk... don't worry about it
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