09 IE logoMicrosoft has strongly encouraged Windows users earlier this morning to install a free piece of security software which is said to be able to offer protection for PCs from a newly discovered bug that is making its rounds on those using the Internet Explorer browser. According to Microsoft, this particular security flaw is said to be able to enable hackers to take remote control of an infected computer. Since there are millions of Internet Explorer users out there, it would do well for IT administrators to do something about the situation in their respective office just to walk on the safe side.

This will be an interim measure, and make no mistake about it, Microsoft will definitely be working on fixing the bug in conjunction with a newer and more secure version of Internet Explorer. This security tool is a free download, where it is known as the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, or EMET for short, and you can download it from Microsoft’s website.

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