Hackers exploit new IE zero-day vulnerability

HD Moore, maker of Metasploit, urges users to ditch IE7, IE8 and IE9 until Microsoft fixes critical flaw

By , Computerworld |  Security, ie, Internet Explorer

Moore stuck by Rapid7's recommendation to stop using Internet Explorer. "IE has taken major steps to improve security, but it's still the weakest link," Moore said. He also noted that avoiding the browser might not be enough, as many applications rely on the IE engine to render HTML.

What surprised him, however, was the fact that the same Web server has hosted multiple zero days. "It's exposed one zero-day [vulnerability], then another," he said.

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