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Hackers "will lay a" user "Internet Explorer"

December 16 2008
08:38

In the security system in the world's most popular web browser "Internet Explorer", hackers have found a serious flaw, which allows to control users' computers.

Microsoft has so far not able to correct this serious shortcoming. Experts note that as of now, users of all versions of this application for scrolling through web pages and travel in the network are at risk.

Some time ago, hackers found a flaw in the code of this program and use it to gain control over the computers of unsuspecting users. Imperfection browser allows attackers to "redirect" their victims to a computer infected by viruses or websites in the global computer network, according to ITAR-TASS .

Company to suppress the virus software, Trend Micro, Inc., from the end of last week, more than 10,000 websites have been infected by hackers to activate the "gap" in the protection of the "Internet Explorer". While it's mostly the sites in the Chinese segment of the global computer network, hackers and "remove" from the computers of their victims passwords for game portals, only to sell them by auction on underground servers.

However, experts warn, "gap" in protecting the browser from Microsoft, is that it can be used to obtain financial information: bank account numbers and passwords to them, as well as series of credit cards and PINs.

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