Stop viewing porn in Internet Explorer.. for now

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Over the weekend the situation regarding the unpatched zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer got worse.

On Saturday, Microsoft blogged that a staggering 0.2% of all internet users may have been exposed to the exploit, which has been seen on pornographic websites.

Of course, website attackers don’t just target porn sites. We see something like 20,000 new infected webpages every single day (that’s one every 4.5 seconds), and the vast majority of those are legitimate sites that have been compromised by the likes of an SQL injection attack.

It’s unclear how…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.