Microsoft fixes big bad Internet Explorer bug
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Microsoft fixes big bad Internet Explorer bug

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It's safe to use Internet Explorer once again. It's safe to use Internet Explorer once again. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your Cnet update. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your Cnet update. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [SOUND] Microsoft has fixed a serious Internet Explorer security flaw. [SOUND] Microsoft has fixed a serious Internet Explorer security flaw. That made it possible for a hacker to hijack your computer. That made it possible for a hacker to hijack your computer. The update was released Thursday for all versions of the Internet Explorer browser and there's even a fix for Windows XP. The update was released Thursday for all versions of the Internet Explorer browser and there's even a fix for Windows XP. Even though Windows XP isn't supported anymore, Microsoft was feeling generous to offer a patch to protect the 12 year old system. Even though Windows XP isn't supported anymore, Microsoft was feeling generous to offer a patch to protect the 12 year old system. You see without the patch if you accidentally click on a bad link, you could lure a website that automatically installs software. You see without the patch if you accidentally click on a bad link, you could lure a website that automatically installs software. To give hackers the power to take control of your computer without your knowledge. To give hackers the power to take control of your computer without your knowledge. So make sure you have automatic updates enabled on Windows to get that patch. So make sure you have automatic updates enabled on Windows to get that patch. And if you have Windows XP, you got lucky today with this patch. And if you have Windows XP, you got lucky today with this patch. But it's seriously time to move on. But it's seriously time to move on. That system was designed for a different age of the internet, and there's no guarantee it'll be protected the next time someone discovers a new bug. That system was designed for a different age of the internet, and there's no guarantee it'll be protected the next time someone discovers a new bug. Right now XP is on about 26% of computers, that's according to the web traffic monitored by the group Net Applications. Right now XP is on about 26% of computers, that's according to the web traffic monitored by the group Net Applications. It's the second most popular desktop system, and it's likely because it's used by many small businesses that don't have the resources to easily upgrade. It's the second most popular desktop system, and it's likely because it's used by many small businesses that don't have the resources to easily upgrade. But there are a few other updates to talk about. But there are a few other updates to talk about. In the world of apps, you can now finally chat with someone on Snapchat. In the world of apps, you can now finally chat with someone on Snapchat. The app grew popular as a way to send photos that disappear in ten seconds or less after they're opened. The app grew popular as a way to send photos that disappear in ten seconds or less after they're opened. But now, Snapchat has evolved beyond fleeting photos. But now, Snapchat has evolved beyond fleeting photos. You can hold a conversation with someone, with texting and real time video calls. You can hold a conversation with someone, with texting and real time video calls. You can save a chat by taking a screen shot or tapping on it to save it. You can save a chat by taking a screen shot or tapping on it to save it. And when you both are in chat mode, you can press the screen and hold to share face to face video. And when you both are in chat mode, you can press the screen and hold to share face to face video. Gamers should take note, that the PlayStation four console just got an update. Gamers should take note, that the PlayStation four console just got an update. The system added many new features including Share Factory. The system added many new features including Share Factory. It let's you edit your game, play video, and add cool effects before sharing it with the world. It let's you edit your game, play video, and add cool effects before sharing it with the world. Streaming quality also improved, and you can adjust the brightness of the light bar. Streaming quality also improved, and you can adjust the brightness of the light bar. If you need to do some grocery shopping, you can pick up items from Groupon. If you need to do some grocery shopping, you can pick up items from Groupon. A new service called Groupon Basics, offers some basic household items like vitamins, soap and tissues. A new service called Groupon Basics, offers some basic household items like vitamins, soap and tissues. But you'll be buying it in bulk, so I hope you need $92.00 worth of tissues. But you'll be buying it in bulk, so I hope you need $92.00 worth of tissues. But, at that price, Groupon doesn't charge for shipping, so, yea? But, at that price, Groupon doesn't charge for shipping, so, yea? Groupon is trying to take on the Costcos of the world, since you don't need to pay for a membership fee to buy in bulk. Groupon is trying to take on the Costcos of the world, since you don't need to pay for a membership fee to buy in bulk. Amazon also recently got into the grocery game with Amazon Prime Pantry. Amazon also recently got into the grocery game with Amazon Prime Pantry. That's your tech news update. That's your tech news update. You can head to cnet.com for more details. You can head to cnet.com for more details. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. It's safe to use Internet Explorer once again. It's safe to use Internet Explorer once again. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your Cnet update. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your Cnet update. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [SOUND] Microsoft has fixed a serious Internet Explorer security flaw. [SOUND] Microsoft has fixed a serious Internet Explorer security flaw. That made it possible for a hacker to hijack your computer. That made it possible for a hacker to hijack your computer. The update was released Thursday for all versions of the Internet Explorer browser and there's even a fix for Windows XP. The update was released Thursday for all versions of the Internet Explorer browser and there's even a fix for Windows XP. Even though Windows XP isn't supported anymore, Microsoft was feeling generous to offer a patch to protect the 12 year old system. Even though Windows XP isn't supported anymore, Microsoft was feeling generous to offer a patch to protect the 12 year old system. You see without the patch if you accidentally click on a bad link, you could lure a website that automatically installs software. You see without the patch if you accidentally click on a bad link, you could lure a website that automatically installs software. To give hackers the power to take control of your computer without your knowledge. To give hackers the power to take control of your computer without your knowledge. So make sure you have automatic updates enabled on Windows to get that patch. So make sure you have automatic updates enabled on Windows to get that patch. And if you have Windows XP, you got lucky today with this patch. And if you have Windows XP, you got lucky today with this patch. But it's seriously time to move on. But it's seriously time to move on. That system was designed for a different age of the internet, and there's no guarantee it'll be protected the next time someone discovers a new bug. That system was designed for a different age of the internet, and there's no guarantee it'll be protected the next time someone discovers a new bug. Right now XP is on about 26% of computers, that's according to the web traffic monitored by the group Net Applications. Right now XP is on about 26% of computers, that's according to the web traffic monitored by the group Net Applications. It's the second most popular desktop system, and it's likely because it's used by many small businesses that don't have the resources to easily upgrade. It's the second most popular desktop system, and it's likely because it's used by many small businesses that don't have the resources to easily upgrade. But there are a few other updates to talk about. But there are a few other updates to talk about. In the world of apps, you can now finally chat with someone on Snapchat. In the world of apps, you can now finally chat with someone on Snapchat. The app grew popular as a way to send photos that disappear in ten seconds or less after they're opened. The app grew popular as a way to send photos that disappear in ten seconds or less after they're opened. But now, Snapchat has evolved beyond fleeting photos. But now, Snapchat has evolved beyond fleeting photos. You can hold a conversation with someone, with texting and real time video calls. You can hold a conversation with someone, with texting and real time video calls. You can save a chat by taking a screen shot or tapping on it to save it. You can save a chat by taking a screen shot or tapping on it to save it. And when you both are in chat mode, you can press the screen and hold to share face to face video. And when you both are in chat mode, you can press the screen and hold to share face to face video. Gamers should take note, that the PlayStation four console just got an update. Gamers should take note, that the PlayStation four console just got an update. The system added many new features including Share Factory. The system added many new features including Share Factory. It let's you edit your game, play video, and add cool effects before sharing it with the world. It let's you edit your game, play video, and add cool effects before sharing it with the world. Streaming quality also improved, and you can adjust the brightness of the light bar. Streaming quality also improved, and you can adjust the brightness of the light bar. If you need to do some grocery shopping, you can pick up items from Groupon. If you need to do some grocery shopping, you can pick up items from Groupon. A new service called Groupon Basics, offers some basic household items like vitamins, soap and tissues. A new service called Groupon Basics, offers some basic household items like vitamins, soap and tissues. But you'll be buying it in bulk, so I hope you need $92.00 worth of tissues. But you'll be buying it in bulk, so I hope you need $92.00 worth of tissues. But, at that price, Groupon doesn't charge for shipping, so, yea? But, at that price, Groupon doesn't charge for shipping, so, yea? Groupon is trying to take on the Costcos of the world, since you don't need to pay for a membership fee to buy in bulk. Groupon is trying to take on the Costcos of the world, since you don't need to pay for a membership fee to buy in bulk. Amazon also recently got into the grocery game with Amazon Prime Pantry. Amazon also recently got into the grocery game with Amazon Prime Pantry. That's your tech news update. That's your tech news update. You can head to cnet.com for more details. You can head to cnet.com for more details. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.

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