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[ISN] Microsoft warns of security flaw that 'affects 900 MILLION people using Internet Explorer'

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Feb 01 2011 - 06:47:09 GMT

By Daily Mail Reporters
31st January 2011

Microsoft has issued a 'critical' security alert that affects 900million
people using its Internet Explorer web browser.

The computer giant warned of a newly-discovered flaw in Windows that
could be exploited by hackers to steal personal details or take over

The glitch is so severe it potentially affects every user of Internet

Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari browsers are all unaffected by the
threat because, unlike Internet Explorer, they don't support MHTML
files, where the problem lies.

The loophole only seems to affect the way Internet Explorer handles some
web pages.


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