Internet Explorer Major Security Flaw Exposed

A serious security flaw has been uncovered in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) web browser. This vulnerability in IE can allow people's computers to be hijacked and their passwords stolen. The BBC is urging IE users to switch web browsers until Microsoft fixes this flaw.

If you are looking for web browsers to switch to, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari are all viable, free options. Our web browser of choice here at Internet Services is Mozilla's Firefox. You can download the current version of Firefox, take a tour of Firefox, and learn tips and tricks for using Firefox all from the Mozilla web site.

To read more from Microsoft on this IE security flaw, see the "Microsoft Security Advisory" available on the Microsoft web site.

Microsoft is planning to release a patch to fix this security issue at 6pm GMT on December 17, 2008.

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