Microsoft warns of Internet Explorer security gap and limited targeted attacks on

REDMOND, Wash. – Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a malicious link.The vulnerability affects versions 6 through 11 of the Web browser.Microsoft Corp. said Saturday that it was aware of “limited, targeted attacks” that tried to exploit the security gap. The company is working on a fix which it plans to provide in a software update on May 13.In the meantime, Microsoft encourages customers to enable a firewall, apply all software updates and install anti-malware software.A division of the Homeland Security Department recommends that users download a security toolkit from Microsoft or use another browser until an update becomes available.___Online:Microsoft Security Advisory: http://bit.ly/1fJX5RR Microsoft warns of Internet Explorer security gap and ‘limited, targeted attacks’ on computers by The Associated Press Posted Apr 28, 2014 12:04 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more