New IE Vulnerability Found

by Lee

Microsoft released a new security advisory regarding Internet Explorer on a Windows 2000 or XP system. To exploit the vulnerability,a malicious site reaches through the web browser by using VBScript and accesses “inherently unsafe” Windows Help files.

To complete the attack, a user must push F1.

The article at PC World suggests users to log off Windows or close Internet Explorer via Windows Task manager when a site prompts a user to hit F1.

Source: PC World

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Lee is a computer enthusiast and technology writer.

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