China uses an Internet Explorer bug to hack Google

According to an article from The Register (a highly respected news source for IT Professionals) China used several means (aka vectors) to attempt attacks at Google email accounts, including one that takes advantage of older Internet Explorer browsers.

This comes as no true surprise, since Internet Explorer was designed as a tool to surf the web and never had considered people using it to infect or wreck a computer, through a lack of security features. These important security features are still found in all other browsers like Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome browser.

Microsoft has both confirmed the exploit and suggested to everyone to upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer v8.


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