New Attack On Internet Explorer Via F1 Key

While Internet Explorer (IE) 8 has come a long way from the time that there was only the insecure Internet Explorer 6, it seems like there is a new reason to ditch IE for another browser, especially if you’re running Windows XP. Microsoft has issued a security advisory that warns of an issue with IE (any version). Apparently this security threat allows a malicious web site to infiltrate your PC through IE using VBScript to access the Windows help files. As such, the malicious web site would try to trick users into hitting the F1 key, which would launch the attack. It’s worth noting that this affects Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003, so if you’re running Vista, or Windows 7, this doesn’t affect you. What is the main web browser that you use everyday? Let us know via the comments section.

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