“The attack surface for password-stealing Trojans currently targeting an unpatched flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has expanded to include all versions of the browser, including the newest IE 8 Beta 2,” Ryan Naraine reports for ZDNet.
“IE users should bear in mind that there’s a growing list of exploitive sites taking aim at this vulnerability and now that the exploit code is publicly available, the threat will certainly grow in the coming days and weeks,” Naraine reports.
“Until Microsoft can issue a patch — out-of-cycle or otherwise — you should consider using an alternative browser,” Naraine reports.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "RadDoc" for the heads up.]
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