New Security Flaw in Internet Explorer

warningMicrosoft has issued a new security alert that affects all users of the popular Internet Explorer browser! There seems to be a serious security flaw in the Windows system that could be exploited by hackers to access your PC and steal private information. There have been no reports of successful intrusions yet, but Microsoft urges all users to install a security patch (download here) to prevent any attacks. There is currently no Windows update for this bug, but Microsoft is working on a permanent solution.

I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear this news, considering Internet Explorer had so many problems (and critics) in the past. However, it’s still one of the most popular browsers and I’m sure it won’t go away any time soon. In fact, it’s still my favorite browser.

Other browsers, such as Safari, Firefox and Chrome are not affected by this flaw, because, unlike Internet Explorer, they don’t support MTHML files. This seems to be the reason for the security glitch, because it allows attackers to inject harmful scripts into your PC (read more on this here).

All versions of Explorer and all recent versions of Windows are affected, including Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 (R2).

This is a serious threat and I recommend that everyone who uses Internet Explorer downloads and installs this patch.

Stay safe!

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