Microsoft admits security flaw; Stop Exploring, experts say
There's a critical security hole in Internet Explorer, the world's most popular web browser.
The unpatched vulnerability, first discovered by hackers and recently acknowledged by Microsoft, could allow someone to gain access to a computer through a website that executes a malicious code. Some 10,000 sites have been compromised so far, putting passwords, financial data, and other sensitive information at risk.
In a lengthy security advisory memo on its website, Microsoft urges users to change their "Internet zone security setting" to "high" and to run the browser in "Protected Mode."