Internet Explorer zero-day flaw being exploited

2013-10-09 14:15

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Cape Town - A zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft's Internet Explorer that could give hackers access to a computer.

Internet Explorer 8 "in the wild" by using it to install malware on infected machines.

Limited

Internet Explorer zero-day is currently used only on a small number of websites, and the attack was limited by its programmer to Japanese and Korean users. However, based on past experience, new drive-by exploits are quickly copied to other malicious sites because they can work against large number of users," said Trustwave director of Security Research Ziv Mador.

Internet Explorer's share of users declined to 12.1% from 16.4% from a year ago, far behind market leader Chrome which commands of 53.2% of the browser market, according to w3schools.com.

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