Microsoft reveals emergency solution for security issue with Internet Explorer
Wired PR News.com – Microsoft has decided to deliver a security update for Internet Explorer to quickly fix security issues that have recently surfaced with the browser. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the decision has been made to protect Explorer users from the newly discovered vulnerability that targets machines by luring victims to infected websites, and allows hackers access to a victim’s computer without their downloading anything. Internet Explorer is used more than any other web browser in the world.
The security update was reportedly sent out on Wednesday, and automatically installed for those with an activated update feature for Windows. As noted in the report, Internet Explorer 7 is currently the only version Microsoft has said to have appeared to be targeted by the criminal attacks; however, the company cautions that all versions might be at risk.
The software security fix is a rare move for Microsoft, which has issued only two others in almost two years.