Internet Explorer security alert: Microsoft says all users at risk – security patch available
Internet Explorer, the world’s most popular web browser, are at risk of having their computers hijacked because of a security flaw.The flaw allows criminal gangs to take control of people’s computers and steal their personal information when they visit websites that have been corrupted by malicious hackers.It is believed that as many 10,000 sites across the globe have been compromised since last week.
Microsoft said that it had detected attacks on machines using Internet Explorer 7, the most widely-used version of the browser, but that other versions are “potentially vulnerable”.
It has also advised users to enable their firewalls and install anti-virus and anti-spyware software, but web security experts say the best guarantee of safety is to use an alternative browser such as Firefox, Safari or Opera, which can all be downloaded for free.
The websites corrupted by the hackers are mostly Chinese, and have been programmed to steal passwords for computer games which can be sold for money on the black market.
Download the Internet Explorer security patch from the below link and install it to your computer as soon as possible.