There are millions of users of Internet Explorer worldwide thanks to it being pre-installed on the Windows operating system. This week however, governments in the US and UK are warning against using the browser thanks to a new security flaw.
The new flaw which allows hackers to execute abitrary code on a vulnerable computer through the browser, affects version 6-11 of Internet Explorer. The flaw was revealed on April 27th. A fix is coming for users, unless they are on XP.
Users on XP need to move to another browser such as Chrome or Firefox right away as those browsers will continue to support XP for another year. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a section of the Department of Homeland Security, say that the vulnerability potentially allows “the complete compromise” of affected systems. Microsoft has yet to fix the issue.