Microsoft has released a security patch for the zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that could cause hackers to take control of the computer.
According to Engadget, Microsoft did not elaborate on the scope of the attack but explained how hackers could exploit the vulnerability. Everything is straightforward, and they need to “lure” users to visit specific websites to exploit weaknesses by sending links via email, thereby taking control of the computer. Once controlled, they can install the program, change data or even create an account with full authority.
In its announcement, Microsoft said the vulnerability was discovered and warned by Google. According to researcher Satnam Narang from Tenable, the vulnerability affects IE11 versions from Windows 7 to Windows 10, as well as IE9 and IE10 on some Windows Server versions. Users are required to check for updates as soon as possible because the vulnerability is being exploited “quite actively.”