Microsoft warns IE9 users of security flaw
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18 — Microsoft has warned users of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) of a major security flaw which could leave users’ PCs to hackers.
The security flaw means that hackers can seize control of the computers of IE9 users who visit malicious websites.
In order to protect themselves against the bug in IE9, users of the software are advised to download a free security tool, known as Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), via http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/. The free EMET software then needs to be manually configured, as explained on Microsoft’s advisory website.
Earlier versions of IE — 6, 7 and 8 — are also affected, though IE10 is not. — AFP/Relaxnews