We’re seeing evidence of a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 7 being exploited in the wild.
The vulnerability (known as MS09-002) allows malicious webpages to run code on your computer which could, of course, infect your PC, commandeer your computer to be part of a botnet, or steal your identity.
Hackers are increasingly using the web to infect unsuspecting computer users, so sadly it came as no surprise to come across a website that was carrying code that exploited the vulnerability:
Fraser Howard of SophosLabs has blogged in more detail about this, and has provided information about how Sophos proactively protects against the threat. But the most important thing is that you patch your systems with Microsoft’s fix.
Every month Microsoft issues a bundle of security…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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