Internet explorer users at heavy risk warns Microsoft
This Technology news posted by 01 February, 2011on
Microsoft has warned that the 900 million users of its Internet Explorer Web browser are at risk of having their computers hacked.
The Daily Mail reports that Microsoft has issued a 'critical' security alert over a newly-discovered flaw that affects all versions of the company's Windows operating system. And that includes Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 (R2).
The problem seem to be lying with the HTML and MHTML files. It is said that Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari are unaffected by the threat unlike Internet Explorer.
The software giant said that the bug is inside the Windows, the company has so far been unable to remove the bug itself and has issued a 'fix it' security patch to block any attempts to use it.
All Windows Internet Explorer users are being urged to download the patch as the company's security team is working on a way to permanently fix the problem.