More Flaws Discovered in Internet Explorer Could Pose Threat
Representatives of Core Security Technologies said Friday that individually the four or five flaws aren't a huge threat. However, hackers could link them together and gain remote access to everything stored on a person's computer by overwhelming the browser when the user clicks a bad link.
A Microsoft spokesperson tried to ease concerns, telling Ars Technica, "Microsoft is investigating a responsibly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer." The spokesperson continued, "[Customers] are at reduced risk due to responsible disclosure." Jorge Luis Alvarez Medina, a consultant with Core, confirmed to Reuters that his company is working with the software giant in order to minimize the threat and fix the problem.
As a user, what can you do to avoid becoming a victim? Microsoft recommends that you upgrade to Internet Explorer 8, and make sure all your security and software updates are current. After that, just be patient until another patch is released (which we hope will be soon), and watch out for suspicious links. [From: Reuters, via: Ars Technica]