A flaw in IE. Who woulda thunk it?

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A flaw in IE. Who woulda thunk it?

You know the only thing that really sur­prises me after all these years is that every now and again I’m sur­prised by Microsoft secu­rity holes:

Users of all cur­rent ver­sions of Microsoft Corp.’s Inter­net Explorer browser might be vul­ner­a­ble to hav­ing their com­put­ers hijacked because of a seri­ous secu­rity hole in the soft­ware that had yet to be fixed Monday.

The flaw lets crim­i­nals com­man­deer vic­tims’ machines merely by trick­ing them into vis­it­ing Web sites tainted with mali­cious pro­gram­ming code. As many as 10,000 sites have been com­pro­mised since last week to exploit the browser flaw, accord­ing to antivirus soft­ware maker Trend Micro Inc.

I thought the yahoo page on my sister-in-law’s infected PC had a Chi­nese fla­vor to it. Guess I was right. This is what fire­fox is for.

And if you don’t have a sec­ondary browser on your sys­tem. Get one, I don’t care which.

You know the only thing that really surprises me after all these years is that every now and again I’m surprised by Microsoft security holes:

Users of all current versions of Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer browser might be vulnerable to having their computers hijacked because of a serious security hole in the software that had yet to be fixed Monday.

The flaw lets criminals commandeer victims’ machines merely by tricking them into visiting Web sites tainted with malicious programming code. As many as 10,000 sites have been compromised since last week to exploit the browser flaw, according to antivirus software maker Trend Micro Inc.

I thought the yahoo page on my sister-in-law’s infected PC had a Chinese flavor to it. Guess I was right. This is what firefox is for.

And if you don’t have a secondary browser on your system. Get one, I don’t care which.