Redmond Announces Critical IE Patch


Microsoft's beleaguered browser gets another emergency update.

Microsoft has released a critical patch for Internet Explorer to plug a hole that lets a remote attacker gain the privileges of the current user. The attacker could create a carefully crafted web page that, when viewed using Internet Explorer, gives the intruder access to the system. The problem applies to Internet Explorer versions 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.

Users are encouraged to install the update as soon as possible. Microsoft points out that this problem highlights the wisdom of surfing from a low-privilege account – admin-level users who encounter this attack would give the attackers admin access to the system.

Microsoft Announces Critical IE Patch
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