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PSA: All Versions of Internet Explorer Vulnerable to Security Flaw
A serious security flaw has just been discovered by security firm FireEye that affects all version of Internet Explorer (6 to 11). An alert sent out from Microsoft reads: "“The vulnerability may corrupt memory in a way that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user within Internet Explorer.”
What this means is that an attacker could run any software he or she pleases on an affected computer. This could mean gaining full control of your computer, private information, data and more.
Attackers will generally attempt to convince users to click on a link to take advantage of this security flaw. And according to Microsoft, this vulnerability is found to exist in all versions of Internet Explorer, which is roughly 56% of all web browsers currently in use in the world.
On the bright side, Microsoft said that IE10 and IE11 users with Enhanced Protected Mode enabled should be safe from this vulnerability. However, it is running further checks to confirm this.
For the time being, it seems that it would be best to avoid using Internet Explorer altogether, otherwise, be careful of the links you click and the websites that you visit.