Perhaps you heard about a major security flaw in Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, that allowed hackers to remove data, inject software and control your computer. Well Microsoft has released a patch that should fix these security flaw for versions of Internet Explorer. Those users who have automatic updates enabled should be prompted to update as soon as they open IE. If you do not have automatic updates enabled on your Internet Explorer, now is the time to do so. IE 6, 7, 8, and 9 are outdated versions of the IE product as is. This new security issue should be cause for all users of IE to upgrade to the newest version as soon as possible.
How Will this Security Risk Impact IE?
I think that this will be a significant blow to Internet Explorers numbers. This security issue was large enough that the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement that users of Internet Explorer should think about using a different browser until further notice. I would highly recommend using Firefox or Chrome until there is confirmation that the security issue has been resolved. Unfortunately for those IE diehards, you may have to spend some time on a different browser for now.
By Matthew Wilkos