A "highly critical" flaw in Internet Explorer

Security firm Secunia today disclosed a programming error in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser that could allow malicious hackers to take over users' computers and destroy their hard drives or turn them into "zombie" spam mailers.

Microsoft says it is working on a patch that will close the security hole. But until it is ready, security experts are warning Internet Explorer users to use a different browser such as Firefox, or at least change Explorer's settings to turn off a function called "active scripting."

Read the complete story here. (Technology Review)

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