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Zero-Day Vulnerability in Internet Explorer

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Microsoft has issued a security advisory about a recently discovered zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 6 – 11. The vulnerability could allow an attacker to install malware on a system without the user’s knowledge or consent if the user were tricked into visiting a specially crafted webpage while using Internet Explorer.

Microsoft has not yet issued a patch or workaround for this vulnerability. For more information, visit https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/2963983.‚Äč Users may consider using a browser other than Internet Explorer until a patch has been issued.

Note that Microsoft stopped supporting the Windows XP operating system on April 8, 2014. This means that Microsoft will not supply a patch to remediate this vulnerability on Windows XP systems. ITS advises users of Windows XP to upgrade to a more modern operating system.

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