A serious security flaw is found in Internet Explorer 7.0 and Everybody is advised by experts not to use Internet Explorer for any confidential banking transactions until the new patch is released.

The new patch would be released at the earliest and experts adviced everybody to use the browser from their rivals until the patch is released.

The flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people’s computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say.

Microsoft urged people to be vigilant while it investigated and prepared an emergency patch to resolve it.

MICROSOFT SECURITY ADVICE
Change IE security settings to high (Look under Tools/Internet Options)
Switch to a Windows user account with limited rights to change a PC’s settings
With IE7 or 8 on Vista turn on Protected Mode
Ensure your PC is updated
Keep anti-virus and anti-spyware software up to date

Source:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7784908.stm

Advertisements