New Security Flaws Found in Internet Explorer

An Internet security firm has found yet more serious security flaws in Internet Explorer just days after Microsoft released a fresh security patch in the wake of a major hack attack.

An Internet security firm has found yet more serious security flaws in Internet Explorer just days after Microsoft released a fresh security patch in the wake of a major hack attack. According to CoreSecurityTechnologies, the latest version of Internet Explorer — which was exploited by hackers in the recent wave of massive cyberattacks blamed on China — has weaknesses that thieves can use to remotely access all of the data on a computer if a user clicks on a malicious link.

A Microsoft spokesman says that the company is working to fix the problems and it isn’t aware of any hackers using them to attack computers. The Telegraph notes that the IE has had a rough couple of weeks earlier. The French and German governments officially warned users to change their browsers to avoid security problems, and downloads of rival browsers Firefox and Opera subsequently soared. [via Mashable]

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