Security Flaw Causes Microsoft to Issue Emergency Security Patch
In a security advisory issued by Microsoft, the tech company has revealed that a security flaw in some versions of Internet Explorer could give security attackers the ability to run a malicious code remotely on an affected device. Microsoft is urging Windows users to install an emergency security patch that will remedy the security flaw.
According to recent data, more that 7% of all browser users are running either Internet Explorer 9, 10 or 11 and all supported versions of Windows are affected. Affected versions of Windows include 7, 8.1, 10 and many versions of Windows Server.
There is also a fix for Windows Defender, Microsoft’s built-in malware scanner. If infected, the attack could trigger a denial-of-service attack which would cause the scanner app to fail.
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