UPDATE: Microsoft has issued an update to secure Internet Explorer. Our Internet Security 2013‘s Browsing Protection keeps you safe on any browser you use.
Microsoft is warning about a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser that is actively being exploited to inject the Poison Ivy Trojan.
No simple update is available and the fix Microsoft suggests is complicated. The flaw is only in Internet Explorer versions 9 and earlier. Internet Explorer 10, which is bundled with Windows 8, is not affected.
For this reason, F-Secure Labs is currently recommending that you avoid using Internet Explorer. “We know that this vulnerability has been used by criminals,” Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure’s Chief Research Officer said. “The only secure way to use the internet is to change your browser.”
Our Labs blog suggests, “You can take a pick from Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer 10 for now.”
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