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Users told: Get rid of Internet Explorer (again) – The Register

18/09/2012

Users told: Get rid of Internet Explorer (again) – The Register

Why?

Internet Explorer users have been told to ditch the application and switch to another browser, pronto.

The warning comes from Rapid7, which describes a hole that’s exploitable by visiting a malicious Website (and, of course, in the world of Twitter and shortened URLs, it’s so much easier to get users to visit such sites).

 

Visiting a malicious site gives the attacker the same privileges as the current user, according to Rapid7’s post, here. Although the published exploit targets XP, Rapid7 says the attack works on IE 7 through 9 running on XP, Vista and Windows 7.

 

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