Homeland Security sent out an announcement last Monday advising against using Microsoft Internet Explorer due to a security bug. According to a recent article from dailymail.co.uk, “the vulnerability could allow a hacker to take complete control of an affected system, then do things such as viewing changing, or deleting data, installing malicious programs, or creating accounts that would give hackers full user rights.”
The company said users with automatic updates enabled don’t need to take any action. ‘For those manually updating, we strongly encourage you to apply this update as quickly as possible…’ Microsoft.
Use Windows Update, which you can find in your Control Panel (if it is not set to autoupdate and install patches automatically). By now, you should have received a notification that the update is available. Once in Update, check all boxes related to Internet Explorer, and follow the on screen instructions.
Click here to learn more about the Internet Explorer Bug and what you need to do.