Tuesday, May 13, 2014

U.S. government issues rare warning to stop using Internet Explorer

U.S. government issues rare warning to stop using Internet Explorer 
The cybersecurity division of the Department of Homeland Security is recommending that consumers cease using Microsoft's flagship Internet browser until the company has addressed a zero-day exploit, which allows hackers to remotely breach networks and distribute malware. The exploit, which was revealed by security firm FireEye, is present on versions of Internet Explorer 6 and higher and has been blamed for attacks on the finance and defense industries.

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