Microsoft warns on universal Internet Explorer browser bug

first_imgBeing one of the most common web browsers in the world does mean problems will arise. However, the latest security bug that Microsoft has uncovered is not targeted at its latest browser, but in fact will affect all versions of Internet Explorer (IE). The security vulnerability is so severe that if exploited by a booby-trapped webpage the bug would allow attackers to take control of an unprotected computer.A temporary fix has already been published whilst Microsoft works on a permanent fix, and the company has said it had no evidence it was currently being used by hi-tech criminals. The bug seems to exploit the way IE manages a computer’s memory when processing CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) which as most tech heads will know is widely used within web pages to control the look and feel of a website.AdChoices广告In a statement Microsoft comments:We are investigating the bug and working on a permanent fix. In the meantime we recommend those concerned to use a protection system known as the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit. Mind you, installing and applying the toolkit could require Windows XP users to update to the latest service pack, and even then some of the protection it provides for Windows 7 and Vista users will not be available.Read more at the BBClast_img read more