Microsoft confirms Internet Explorer vulnerability
Microsoft has confirmed that a vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer is currently used by hackers, but has no plans to fix it yet.
Microsoft has confirmed that all supported versions of Windows have an Internet Explorer vulnerability that can cause problems on all devices where the browser is installed, including Windows 7, which will no longer receive security updates. While Microsoft has included workarounds in its article, Microsoft has stated that they do not have a plan yet on exactly how to address this gap.
The vulnerability has been found in the way Internet Explorer handles memory. In his post, Microsoft stated that a hacker could deceive a user from a search query or email link to open a malicious website, and there was a vulnerability, such as running malicious code on an affected computer. Successful hackers are said to have as much authority as users.
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The article includes the browser and Windows versions that have been affected so far. Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 11 running on all versions of Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7, which have recently stopped updating support, have been affected by this vulnerability.