internet explorer hacking alert


Keith S
 

News and Alerts

Attention! A new exploit affecting Internet Explorer was recently discovered by the

Computer security firm FireEye. This exploit appears to be affecting Internet Explorer

6 through Internet Explorer 11. The Department of Homeland Security is suggesting

that customers use a different internet browser.

Microsoft has said in an advisory that the vulnerability could allow a hacker to

take complete control of an affected system, and then do things such as viewing,

changing, or deleting data; installing malicious programs; or creating accounts that

would give hackers full user rights.

Microsoft is currently working to patch this flaw. However, computers running Windows

XP will not receive this update and will still be vulnerable as Microsoft no longer

supports XP.

If you are concerned about this threat, Frontier is advising you to use an alternate

browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari until the patch has been

released. This is the best way to keep yourself safe. Windows XP users should be

advised to no longer use Internet Explorer and to look into upgrading their PC in

the near future.

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