Internet Explorer Vulnerability

This just showed up on tech news sites yesterday. The attack allows malicious parties to gain control of your computer when you visit a ‘hacked’ or fraudulent website. You don’t have to click on anything on the site, just by visiting it, you are at risk. It affects both Internet Explorer 9 and 10 on Windows and VM versions of Windows like Parallels and VMWare Fusion.

Link to article.

What you can do

If you don’t need an older version of Internet Explorer to access specific systems for your job or education, then you should upgrade to version 11. Otherwise, you should use the latest version of an alternate browser like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

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