There were whispers going around yesterday concerning yet another Internet Explorer vulnerability (what’s new?) which enabled one to track your mouse cursor just about anywhere on the screen, never mind if the browser is not even being used actively. That’s one more reason to ditch Internet Explorer, don’t you think so? Well, Microsoft has confirmed that issue and are pulling all the stops to identify the cause behind this security vulnerability, while denying reports that the flaw is being exploited even as you read this.
A Microsoft spokesperson mentioned with a very standard issue reply, “We are currently investigating this issue, but to date there are no reports of active exploits or customers that have been adversely affected. We will provide additional information as it becomes available and will take the appropriate action to protect our customers.”
In the meantime, stay safe, and perhaps those using Internet Explorer browsers might want to consider ditching old faithful for something more modern and less of a security risk.