Hackers around the globe are already exploiting this new flaw, affecting the popular Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11. The flaw relies on a well-known flash exploitation used to bypass Windows security protection. Once the hacker is in, they can install malicious software without your knowledge. Microsoft is currently investigating this flaw and we would quickly expect more information on a fix/patch, due to its large risk profile. For more information on the flaw and recommended workarounds, please see Microsoft’s Security Advisory 2963983 at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/security/2963983
As a quick fix if you are running an affected version of IE, you can disable the Flash plugin. This will prevent the exploit from functioning. You can also switch to another browser, like Firefox or Chrome. Read what Homeland Security has to say about this exploit here at http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/04/28/internet-explorer-bug-homeland-security-clandestine-fox/8409857/
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