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Security Flaw in Internet Explorer versions 6-11

Security Flaw in Internet Explorer versions 6-11

Microsoft has announced a new zero-day flaw that exists in Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6-11.  This flaw can be exploited to run programs on the computers of unsuspecting users.  These programs are likely to be hidden malware that can take over your machine or steal your personal data.

Microsoft is working to resolve this flaw, however no timeline has been given on when this might occur.

So what do you do? Do yourself a favor and protect your data.  Don’t use Internet Explorer.  Use an alternative like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or even Apple Safari.


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Chris Wolski is the founder and principle consultant of the small business and municipality focused cyber security firm 360 Degree Cyber Security, LLC. He is currently certified by International Information System Security Certification Consortium as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and by the SANS Institute as a Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional. Active in the information security community, Chris volunteers his time at BSides Delaware and to various individuals seeking to be mentored in cybersecurity. He is frequently researching industrial devices to discover weaknesses that would present a problem for users of those devices. Chris obtained his start in cyber security in the U.S. Navy where he served in various information security and signals intelligence roles over his 20 year career. He left government service after serving in a position to develop cyber threat intelligence against industrial controls and later on the Joint Chiefs of Staff as a cyber incident handler. Chris has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cybersecurity from University of Maryland University College and is currently pursuing a Master in Business Administration, also at the University of Maryland University College.

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