Online Privacy: Microsoft Warns Against Flaw in Explorer Browser

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Microsoft has issued a warning to the nearly 900 million people around the world who use its Internet Explorer browser. The problem is a flaw that could cause theft of personal data or send people to fake websites. The flaw, which is inside Windows, apparently affects the way the browser handles some websites and documents. BBC News states “users could easily be fooled into downloading malicious files by doing something as simple as clicking on a web link.” Microsoft is working on a long-term solution but has issued a software patch to defend against hacking for now.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.

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  1. February 7, 2011

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