Additional Security flaws found in Internet Explorer

Microsoft created a multitude of smaller security holes by "fixing the previous security risks" and if a hacker knows his/her way around and exploits several of the minor risks at one and the same time it will put him/her in control of your computer.

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Internet Explorer plagued with new security flaws

Microsoft’s cage is really getting rattled these days. The earlier reported security flaws to which the software giant finally released a “fix” a complete new set of security flaws have emerged.

After reports from the French and German governments and Chinese hackers that where able to collect personal data via Internet Explorer from Google employees, it now seems that the Fix has created another set of security risks that could put an attacker in control of your computer.

Yes that’s right. The software giant created a multitude of smaller security holes by “fixing the previous security risks” and if a hacker knows his/her way around and exploits several of the minor risks at one and the same time it will put him/her in control of your computer.

Microsoft’s first reaction is as always a standard release: “Microsoft is investigating a responsibly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer and we are currently unaware of any attacks trying to use the vulnerability and believe that customers are at reduced risk due to responsible disclosure“.

What Microsoft is saying here is that because they issue a standard press release you should feel a lot safer and protected. It sounds to us that the company has gone from being a software developer to a Swiss Cheese maker. If IE-6 was bad with almost daily security breaches found in their dominant browser, IE 8 is not faring any better. It’s actually getting worse since these security breaches are not on the level of virus infections anymore but are now on the level of harvesting complete hard drive content from the unsuspecting user.

Until Microsoft gets their act together we suggest our readers to use Mozilla Firefox or Safari

See related stories: http://www.searchamelia.com/2010/01/26/internet-explorer-responsible-for-spyware-and-massive-computer-infection/

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