Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Heads Up Internet Explorer Users

If you use Internet Explorer for your web browsing, you may want to switch to Firefox for a little while. According to published reports, there is a serious security flaw that has been exploited in Internet Explorer. The security flaw can make a user's computer vulnerable to being hijacked. This can happen when the user is tricked into clicking on to a website that contains some malicious code. When the user clicks on a link to the site, they may inadvertently allow hackers to take over their system without even knowing it. Internet security software company, Trend Micro, reports that as many as 10,000 websites have been compromised since last week. Microsoft released some work arounds for the problem which includes changing the security settings in your browser to "high". In order to change your security settings in Explorer, you need to go to the tools section of the menu bar and choose internet options. This should help to limit any attacks on the computer. You could also switch to a different browser including, Firefox or Google's new browser, Chrome, while Microsoft fixes the problem.

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