“Finally stopped using Internet Explorer?” Matt Binder reports for Mashable. “Good! But, now it’s time to completely delete it from your computer, too.”

“Security researcher John Page has discovered a new security flaw that allows hackers to steal Windows users’ data thanks to Internet Explorer,” Binder reports. “The craziest part: Windows users don’t ever even have to open the now-obsolete web browser for malicious actors to use the exploit. It just needs to exist on their computer.”

“To initiate the exploit, a user simply needs to open an attachment received by email, messenger, or other file transfer service,” Binder reports. “Most worrisome, according to Page, is that Microsoft told him that it would just ‘consider’ a fix in a future update. The security researcher says he contacted Microsoft in March before now going public with the issue.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Internet Exploder, indeed.

If you’re still subjecting yourself to a Windows PC in 2019, you’re The Masochist of Masochists.

Smart, you’re not. Or you’re stuck working at some company where the IT department, if they haven’t learned by now, are morbidly incompetent.

Either way, congrats. You’re just hurtling toward the blissful finality of detonation.

Ballmer Bomb

SEE ALSO:
SAP: Apple’s Macintosh is key for any modern enterprise – February 4, 2016
IBM: Every Mac we buy is making and saving us money – October 28, 2015
Now we know why IT support hates Macs (hint: Windows PCs = job security) – October 19, 2015
IBM: Corporate Mac users need less IT support than those stuck on Windows – October 18, 2015
Just 5% of Mac users at IBM need help desk support vs. 40% of Windows PC sufferers – October 15, 2015

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “TJ” for the heads up.]