Internet Explorer bug poses big security risk

A vulnerability recently found inside Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser could allow malicious remote code execution that could lead to the seizure of personal information. The threat affects every version of Internet Explorer, and, as of now, Microsoft is still working on a patch to address the issue.

Microsoft revealed the vulnerability on its website stating:

The vulnerability is a remote code execution vulnerability. The vulnerability exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object in memory that has been deleted or has not been properly allocated. 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. An attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website.

To make sure no personal information is taken off the browser, it is recommended that you use one of the multiple other browsing options until Microsoft issues a patch to fix the vulnerability. About 58% of the world’s used desktop browsers is Internet Explorer, according to NetMarketshare.

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