Internet Explorer: Bug found in several versions, could let hackers gain control of your PC

Microsoft is rushing to fix a major bug in Internet Explorer,  that was discovered by a cybersecurity firm this weekend.

The bug could let hackers gain control of your PC, allowing them to change or delete data.

Microsoft says the bug is present on Internet Explorer 6 through 11, which is used by more than half the world's PCs.

The Washington Post reported that hackers are mostly targeting versions 9 through 11, according to the security firm FireEye , which discovered the flaw.

It adds, not every vulnerable Web browser has been compromised, but suggests that until a patch is released, use a different browser such as Chrome, Safari or Firefox.

 


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