US Govt issues major warning over Internet Explorer bug
So says the US Govt, the world's biggest terrorist hacker group. irony aside, all 6 users in Europe have been notified!http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2615209/US-Government-issues-major-warning-Internet-Explorer-bug-say-hackers-ALREADY-exploiting-it.html
Government issues major warning over Internet Explorer bug and says hackers are ALREADY exploiting it
Microsoft says Internet Explorer bug is present in versions 6 to 11 - which dominate 55 percent of PC browser market
Department of Homeland Security advised computer users to consider using alternatives
Windows XP will not receive any updates - though between 15 and 25 percent of world's PCs use it
Attacks are currently against U.S.-based defense and financial sector firms
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has advised computer users to abandon Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks.
The bug is the first high-profile security flaw to emerge since Microsoft stopped providing security updates for Windows XP earlier this month.
That means PCs running the 13-year old operating system could remain unprotected against hackers seeking to exploit the newly uncovered flaw, even after Microsoft figures out how to defend against it.