If the statistics for this website are anything to go by then the vast majority of web surfers are still using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for their browsing.
That may be their undoing.
Security experts are currently urging web users to switch to other browsers until a serious security flaw in Internet Explorer has been fixed.
The flaw that has been discovered in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer could, potentially, allow criminals to take full control of other people’s computers and steal their passwords.
The flaw is currently under investigation by Microsoft who are frantically preparing an emergency software patch to resolve it.
‘Microsoft is continuing its investigation of public reports of attacks against a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer’
Microsoft says that they have detected attacks against version 7 of Internet Explorer – the most popular revision of their browser.
However, they also warned that other versions of their browser may also be at risk.
Anti-virus producer Trend Micro warns that up to 10,000 websites may have been compromised since last week.
Whilst these websites have simply been infected with programs designed to steal online gaming passwords thus far, the potential is also there for the browser to be exploited for financially based crimes too.
Get the Internet Explorer patch here (just make sure you choose the correct version for your browser).