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Microsoft has found out vulnerability in Internet Explorer

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Microsoft has found out vulnerability in Internet Explorer, allowing hackers to get remote access to the computer of a victim. On it it is informed on a company site. It have appeared vulnerability all existing versions of a browser, except IE 5.01 c Service Pack 4, installed on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 are subject almost.

Internet Explorer 6 — in danger!

While, according to site Microsoft, dangers are subject to version IE 6 Service Pack 1 under Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8, working on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Investigation has shown, that for today the limited number of attempts of use of the found out vulnerability is registered. In most cases users Internet Explorer 6 were exposed to attack. Engineers Microsoft work over elimination of vulnerability and promise to correct defect in the near future.

According to research Xpnet (, belonging Devil Mountain Software, browser Internet Explorer uses more than 80% of owners of office computers where this program is installed on-default. Experts have made such conclusions having analysed weekly arriving data from 21,000 computers with installed statistical utility Devil Mountain Software.

Firefox — the most dangerous browser!

As the most vulnerable browser till now continues to be considered Firefox. According to the report of American company Cenzic, in first half of 2009 on this browser it was necessary 44% of all found defects.

Also authors of the report noticed, that similar to vulnerability make only 8% from the general number of threats. Web appendices appear the most full of holes in respect of safety usually, that partly proves to be true recent network attack on Google in which course vulnerability Adobe Reader — programs for reading of files in format PDF has been used.

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