December 16, 2008

Internet Explorer Concerns

PC World online posted an article today about the security flaw with Microsoft's Internet Explorer. To summarize the article, if you use Internet Explorer and visit an infected Webpage you can infect your computer with a trojan program. Unlike most viruses, you do not need to download or open a single thing; simply visiting the page is enough. Until Microsoft fixes this problem with a patch, this is PC World's solution:

The easiest way to keep your computer safe is to stop using Internet Explorer.
Consider Firefox as an alternative browser for your staff and patron computers -- at least until the problem is resolved.

According to a cited article, more than two million computers, primarily in China, have already been infected.

Update: According to Computer World, a patch has been released by Microsoft.

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