US govt advises using alternatives to Microsoft Internet Explorer

by Reuters
Monday, 28 April 2014 13:35 GMT

BOSTON, April 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks.

The United States Computer Emergence Readiness Team said in an advisory released on Monday morning that the vulnerability in versions 6 to 11 of Internet Explorer "could lead to the complete compromise of an affected system."

News of the vulnerability surfaced over the weekend.

(Reporting by Jim Finkle. Editing by Richard Valdmanis)

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