IE exploit still unpatched six months later

Computerworld News: “Attackers targeting unpatched IE bug, Microsoft warns. Microsoft today warned that attackers could exploit a critical unpatched bug in Internet Explorer, first reported in May, and take over a user’s computer.”

“Microsoft Corp. is warning Internet Explorer users to be careful where they browse because attackers are now targeting a critical unpatched bug in the software. If successful, these attackers could possibly use this bug to seize control of a user’s system, the company said.”

“Be careful?” With clever phishing schemes, unicode obfuscation of URIs, DNS poisoning and adware injection, it’s not possible to “be careful.” Just don’t use IE.

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