First there was Heartbleed, the security certificate bug that allows hackers to reroute packets to view sensitive client information. Now, Microsoft discovered a new bug in Internet Explorer that can allow a hacker full control of an affected system to view, change or delete data.
It was discovered that the bug affects Internet Explorer version 6 up to the latest, IE 11. FireEye, a company specializing in Cybersecurity has traced the group of hackers, whose attacks target the financial sector and defence. As a fix has yet to be released, FireEye spokesman Vitor De Souza advised users to switch to a different browser for the time being.
Internet Explorer still dominates the PC market, with a 55% share for all browsers. Windows XP will not receive the updates for free, as the tech giant has already ended support for Windows XP earlier this month.
Read more about this on the Sydney Morning Herald website.