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Serious Security Flaw In Microsoft Internet Explorer

The much famous Microsoft's Internet Explorer has been found with a Major Security Flaw due to which user's are switching to other browser's. The rival's are enjoying this benefit as more and more user's are coming to them. Internet Explorer is used by the vast majority of world's computer users and is also one of the biggest and famous browsers available.

So what is actually the flaw? The flaw present in the Microsoft Internet Explorer is allowing criminals to take control of people's computers and steal their passwords. This is one of the biggest security flaw diagnosed by the Internet Experts and they say its not deemed safe.

On the other hand, Microsoft urged people to be vigilant and stay calm as the matter is being investigated and steps are being taken to fix the bug as soon as possible. Developer's at Microsoft say that any time they will be bringing in the Emergency Patch to resolve it.

"Microsoft is continuing its investigation of public reports of attacks against a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer", said the firm in a security advisory alert about the flaw. Microsoft has said that it has detected the attacks againsts IE 7.0 but also said that this security flaw was present in all the versions of the browser. On the other hand Microsoft has also identified that other browser's such as the Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari are not vulnerable to the flaw Microsoft has identified.

A Trend Micro Security Researcher said on Monday that they have traced around 10,000 websites who are taking advantage of this flaw. This flaw in early start was mostly stealing computer game passwords and then it moved forward. 

Richard Cox, Chief Information Officer of Anti-Spam body 'The Spamhaus Project' and also an expert on privacy and cyber security said, "It wont be long before someone reverse engineers this exploit for more fraudulent purposes. Trend Micro's advice (of switching to an alternative web browser) is very sensible."

Furthermore he added, "It's a shame Microsoft have not been able to fix this more quickly, but letting people know about this flaw was the right thing to do. If you keep flaws like this quiet, people are put at risk without knowing it. Every browser is susceptible to vulnerabilities from time to time. It's fine to say 'dont use internet explorer' for now, but other browsers may well find themselves in a similar situation."


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