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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.





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