Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

Microsoft announced a security hole found in Internet Explorer. It was reported that Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users are vulnerable to this problem.

According to the advisory on its website, the vulnerability is in the Microsoft Video ActiveX Control which is being used by the browser. A victim doesn’t have to do anything to be infected, just visiting a hacked website infects your system since code execution is done remotely. Once exploited, the attacker could gain the same user rights as the local user and take control of the machine.

The company recommends vulnerable users to disable the problematic part of the browser which may be done from the Microsoft website. Microsoft is also currently working to develop a security update.

Sources:

Microsoft website

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