German IT-security agency warns of security problem with Internet Explorer

September 18, 2012 9:05 am
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It warns the code to attack computers running on Windows XP or Windows 7 operating systems through the browser is freely available online and might therefore spread rapidly.
The agency says users of Internet Explorer versions 7, 8 or 9 should switch to alternative browsers until Microsoft updates its browser’s security features.
Microsoft Corp.’s German division was not immediately reachable for comment Tuesday morning.
BERLIN — The German government agency overseeing IT-safety is warning of a security breach in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and recommending people use other browsers until the problem is fixed.
The Federal Office for Information Security said in a statement late Monday the browser’s “weak point is already being used for targeted attacks.”
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