Internet Explorer users beware: if you’re using IE 6, 7, 8 or 9 you may be vulnerable to hackers. Microsoft confirmed this week that hackers have been able to gain access to and take over PCs by exploiting a security flaw in the versions of IE 6, 7, 8 or 9. Only a small number of users have been affected, and most were exposed by visiting malicious websites. Microsoft has issued free security software for download on its website, but it’s only a temporary fix. The tech giant will have to release a new, secure version of the web browser and soon. Many security experts are advising users to use a different browser until Microsoft comes up with a real fix. Until it does I’d recommend using a free, downloadable browser, like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and of course always be cautious of the links you’re clicking and the websites you’re vising no matter which browser you’re using.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 19, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).