Internet Explorer Zero Day Exploit

This attack showed up in security forums two days ago. It affects every version of Internet Explorer currently in use (6-11). It doesn’t matter which version of Windows you use or if you are on a Mac using a virtual machine like Parallels or VMWare Fusion. If you use Internet Explorer, you are at risk of having your Windows system compromised.

Link to article.

So what does all this mean?

Just by visiting a website, your computer could be taken over without your knowledge. The attacker would have access to all files, programs, etc. There are no fixes to the problem. This is why it is called a Zero Day, Zero Hour, or Day Zero Exploit. Developers haven’t had time to address and patch the issue.

What you can do

Do not use Internet Explorer.

You should use the latest version of an alternate browser like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

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