Microsoft Issues Security Patch For Internet Explorer Bug, Even For Windows XP

Microsoft Issues Security Patch For Internet Explorer Bug, Even For Windows XP(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Microsoft issued a security patch this morning across all versions of Internet Explorer, even Windows XP, for the security flaw that was discovered late last month, CNet reports.

“The majority of customers have automatic updates enabled and will not need to take any action because protections will be downloaded and installed automatically,” wrote Microsoft’s Dustin Childs via blog post. “If you’re unsure if you have automatic updates, or you haven’t enabled Automatic Update, now is the time.”

The vulnerability was discovered by cybersecurity firm, FireEye, in late April, where they stated versions 6 through 11 of the web browser was affected.

FireEye said the bug had the potential to allow hackers to install malware on computers that could steal users personal data and gain control of their computers without them knowing.

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