What’s the number one rule about Internet Explorer? Don’t use Internet Explorer. Okay, just kidding. But there are definitely much better browser alternatives out there that you could be using such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, and now you have even more of a reason to make the switch due to a new security flaw that has been uncovered inside Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability was found to be in IE6, IE7, IE8, and IE9, on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. IE10, which comes with Windows 8, is not affected by this malicious hack.
Security experts are saying exploiters are ”hijacking Windows PCs that cruise to malicious or compromised websites.” Users that stumble upon an infected website or an advertisement will give the exploiters user permissions of their computers. If the vulnerability is exploited, this means hackers can use the computers they have taken control of, which is very risky. The best workaround until Microsoft releases a path for this is to switch browsers.