QUICK LINKS:

Microsoft warns of Internet Explorer security gap

Created: 04/29/2014 6:34 AM WHEC.com

Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a link to a malicious website.
    
The vulnerability affects versions 6 through 11 of the Web browser.
    
Microsoft said Saturday that it was aware of "limited, targeted attacks" that tried to exploit the security gap. The company is working on a safety fix which it will provide in an upcoming software update.
    
In the meantime, Microsoft encourages customers to enable a firewall, apply all software updates and install anti-malware software.
    
A division of the Homeland Security Department recommends users download a security toolkit from Microsoft or use another browser until an update becomes available.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Rochester

Few Clouds
56°
59° | 45°
  • Feels like: 56° F
  • Wind: W 10mph
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Sat Occasional showers possible
    62° | 45°
  • Sun Windy with times of sun and clouds
    53° | 41°
  • Mon Plenty of sun
    59° | 39°
  • Tue Times of sun and clouds
    70° | 45°