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Microsoft Warns of Security Flaw Affecting 26% of Internet Users

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April 28, 2014
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Microsoft has warned of a flaw in all versions of Internet Explorer which could leave a significant number of internet users vulnerable to attack. FireEye, the security company which identified the flaw, said hackers are focusing on versions 9 through 11, which means around 26% of global browser use. Hackers are targeting browser users by luring them to click on malicious websites or downloads. Once in, hackers could remotely install viruses or even harvest private information. Video provided by TheStreet


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