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Microsoft fixes flaw in Internet Explorer for Windows 10

Date: November 2, 2015 Author: Stephan Buys Category: Article Technology Tags: , , Comments: 0

Microsoft fixes flaw in Internet Explorer for Windows 10. It seems that nothing will go right first time for Microsoft's latest operating system release, Windows 10. When it was first released back in July, Windows 10 was bereft with issues, ranging from those concerning security and safety, all the way through to problems with compatibility, networking, and the inner workings of the software itself.

In order to correct these initial issues, Microsoft released a whole host of different update packages and patches for Windows 10 users, many of them within the first month of it being on the market (http://www.nsis.co.uk/windows-10-updates-keep-users-busy/). At the time, the message from Microsoft was that this was the end of the issues with Windows 10, but this week another serious flaw has been discovered and subsequently fixed, this time concerning the security of Internet Explorer, Microsoft's much-maligned web browser.

It turns out that Internet Explorer for Windows 10 actually has a number of flaws and issues, mainly related to security when browsing online. The most dangerous of all the different issues discovered by both Windows 10 users and Microsoft itself relates to the execution of remote code. Essentially, an attacker would be able to design a fake website, and then lure users of Internet Explorer to it. Once they were browsing the site, the attacker would be able to access their computer, and in doing so execute remote code to tell the computer to do whatever they wanted it to. Using this method, an attacker would be able to access your files, as well as information related to you, such as your passwords, bank details, and private information. This could then be used to commit further crimes online, such as the hacking of your personal and bank accounts, or sold on the black market for profit.

To remedy this, Microsoft have released a brand new security patch for Internet Explorer, which should be downloaded and installed by anyone using Windows 10 as soon as possible. If your business or brand is running Windows 10, and needs some IT support in relation to the raft of issues that have been caused by the new operating system, call us at NSIS today to find out what we could do for you.

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