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    Microsoft patches critical IE bug with emergency update

    Internet Explorer users at risk of hacking: Microsoft

    World's most popular web browser Internet Explorer has some security flaw due to which people using it may have their computers hijacked,
    says its developer Microsoft Corporation.

    The company says that computers installed with Windows Internet Explorer can be hacked for stealing personal information about their users, when they visit websites corrupted by cyber criminals.
    Media reports also suggest that about 10,000 websites have been compromised since the previous week.

    Microsoft has revealed in its Malware Protection blog that attacks on computers using Internet Explorer 7 have been detected.

    The company has also admitted that other versions of Internet Explorer are "potentially vulnerable".

    The company has revealed in its Malware Protection blog that about 0.2 per cent of Internet Explorer users had already visited one of the websites, which have been designed to exploit the flaw, by last Saturday.

    There has been a sharp increase in attacks since the first exploitation of the flaw last week, says the newspaper report.

    The websites corrupted by the hackers are mostly Chinese, and have been programmed to steal passwords for computer games which can be sold for money on the black market.

    It is said that hackers may also exploit this flaw to steal people's bank details, private data and identities.
    Microsoft patches critical IE bug with emergency update
    Microsoft Corp. issued an emergency patch to plug a critical hole in Internet Explorer (IE) that attackers have been increasingly exploiting from hacked Web sites.

    The patch, described in Microsoft's security bulletin MS08-078 , fixes a flaw in the data binding function of all available versions of the popular browser, including IE5.01, IE6, IE7 and IE8 Beta 2.
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