'Internet Explorer' Bug Affects EVERY Version Ever Released

28/04/2014 10:41 | Updated 28 April 2014
  • The Huffington Post UK

If, for some reason, you're still using Microsoft's Internet Explorer, you really should read this.

In a statement Microsoft said: "The vulnerability exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object in memory that has been deleted or has not been properly allocated.

"The vulnerability may corrupt memory in a way that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user within Internet Explorer.

"An attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website."

It's a big deal - around 26% of all computers run IE.

Hackers are currently reported to be targeting financial and defence organisation in the US.

Microsoft are working on a fix for the bug.

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