A critical flaw in Internet Explorer (IE) has been found that has left all current IE users open to a remote attack. IE versions 6 through 11 have been identified as being vulnerable to an attack that allows someone to remotely take control of a computer. We are recommending that all IE users use a different browser until a fix is released via Windows updates. See the press release from Microsoft here.
Microsoft has announced that they do not have any plans to update the security flaw for Windows XP users. We are recommending that all IE users use a different web browser until this issue is resolved and that anyone using Windows XP consider upgrading or replacing the computers.
If you have mission critical applications that run through Internet Explorer 6 you should contact your software vendor immediately in regards to getting an update for your software.
If you have any questions regarding this please contact us and we will work with you. Contact us by email or give us a call at: (262) 402-6105 (ask for Carol).
UPDATE 4/29/2014 – Microsoft has released a quick fix for the flaw in Internet Explorer 10 & 11 available here.