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Users are being told to avoid using Internet Explorer until Microsoft patches a serious security hole in it.
The loophole is being exploited to open a backdoor on a PC that could let criminals take control of a machine.

The threat of infection is so high because the code created to exploit the loophole has somehow been placed on many popular websites.

Experts say the list of compromised sites involves banks, auction and price comparison firms and is growing fast.


Full article - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3840101.stm
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Thanks for the heads-up. I hadn't seen that one yet.
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Agreed, thank you for the update. Geuss explorer is going "bye bye" for a while.
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according to this artcile about the issue, CERT is recommending people get a different browser.

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CERT recommends that Internet Explorer users consider different browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Netscape Communicator or Opera. For people who continue to use Internet Explorer, CERT and Microsoft recommend setting the browser's security setting to "high."
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the server has been shut down
article here

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