DHS Warns Against Using Internet Explorer Until Bug is Fixed

DHS Warns Against Using Internet Explorer Until Bug is Fixed

 

A vulnerability discovered in Internet Explorer over the weekend of April 26 and 27 is serious – so serious in fact that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is advising users to stop using it until it’s been patched.

On Monday, April 28 the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, weighed in.

“US-CERT is aware of active exploitation of a use-after-free vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer,” it said in a bulletin. “This vulnerability affects IE versions 6 through 11 and could lead to the complete compromise of an affected system.

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