Watchdog warns of Microsoft web flaw
AN IT watchdog has warned against using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser because of a possible security flaw.
The German government agency overseeing IT safety said people should use other browsers until the problem is fixed.
The Federal Office for Information Security said the browser’s “weak point is already being used for targeted attacks”.
It warns the code to attack computers running on Windows XP or Windows 7 operating systems through the browser is freely available online.
The agency says users of Internet Explorer versions 7, 8 or 9 should switch to alternative browsers until Microsoft updates its browser’s security features.
A spokesman for Microsoft said the company was working on a software update.
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