IE phishing bug explained

2014-04-29 13:00
Cape Town - There has been some controversy over the bug in Microsoft Internet Explorer that may allow a hacker to take over a computer.

The flaw, which is known to Microsoft, could expose an IE user to a malicious software attack by clicking on a link to a fraudulent website.

Criminals often use these sites to steal personal financial information like bank account details.

The US government and Microsoft have advised IE users to install a firewall or use alternate web browsers in while the company develops adequate security to deal with the threat.

If you use IE or are concerned about phishing, watch our News24 video

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