New IE threat pops up Calculator, worse

New IE threat pops up Calculator, worse

Microsoft has acknowledged the existence of a new threat to Internet Explorer users. The exploit takes advantage of the createTextRange() vulnerability first announced yesterday, and presently only causes calc.exe to execute. Experts looking at the exploit code suggest, however, it would be trivial for someone to modify it further. Microsoft recommends that you turn off Active Scripting within IE and avoid untrustworthy sites. I further recommend using another browser, such as Firefox or Opera .

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    As CNET's former resident security expert, Robert Vamosi has been interviewed on the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and other outlets to share his knowledge about the latest online threats and to offer advice on personal and corporate security.


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