Microsoft have warned of a recently discovered security flaw in their Internet Explorer browser that can potentially affect hundreds of millions of users.
According to Microsoft the bug can allow attackers to take control of the PC after visiting a malicious website. Being ‘zero-day’ the exploit takes advantage of a security vulnerability on the same day that the vulnerability becomes generally known, meaning zero days between discovery and the first attack.
Microsoft have released a temporary patch call ‘The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit‘ until a full patch can be released.
The German government has taken the unprecedented step of urging all its citizens to not use Internet Explorer. For speed and performance purposes we at DecoNetwork recommend other browsers such as Google Chrome or FireFox. Not only will your web browsing speed increase but you’ll also be able to enjoy visually rich websites as they were designed to be enjoyed as both Google Chrome and FireFox have better support for web standards and the ever emerging HTML5 and CSS3.