A newly identified bug in Microsoft's Internet Explorer software makes users computers open to attack, security experts warn in this article.
"Bad guys can use this vulnerability to do bad things to your computer. They can access all the files you have access to on your computer," Tod Beardsley, an engineering manager with the security firm Rapid7, was quoted as saying.
Microsoft issued a statement saying it was taking steps to address the problem with IE, which is the world's second most commonly used Web browser. The software maker's advisory can be accessed here.
Security experts suggested users at least temporarily switch to another browser until the problem is fixed. Choices include such other free browsers as Mozilla's Firefox, Google's Chrome, and Apple's Safari.
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