Microsoft: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer closed


As announced, the Windows group released a comprehensive software update on Friday evening. Users must either have the automatic update feature enabled or download the update from Microsoft. Only very few users have become the target of an attack on the vulnerability, the company emphasizes.

The security hole had become known last weekend. The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) warned on Monday evening before using the browser warned and recommended the switch to alternative browsers. Affected was the Internet Explorer versions 9 and older. The now closed vulnerability can be used to infect a computer with a Trojan - a covert malicious software. It is enough to visit a prepared website. First, mid-week, Microsoft put an interim solution on the web. (Dpa / tc)