If you’re using Internet Explorer and click on the wrong link, a hacker could hijack your computer.
Microsoft is racing to address a weakness in its popular Web browser that security experts at FireEye revealed over the weekend. The researchers discovered that hackers have exploited the bug and created a new type of attack.
This is how it works: Hackers set up a website that installs malware when you visit it. If you’re duped into visiting the website while using the Internet Explorer program, malware seeps into your computer and gives a stranger total control. You might not even notice.
I don’t understand why people and businesses still insist on using Internet Explorer in the first place. It really sucks. Firefox and/or Chrome are the way to go.