Zero-day exploit for IE 7 8 and 9 discovered

Experts uncover new zero-day exploit for IE and warn users to switch to Chrome or Firefox

Rapid7 warns of a new zero-day exploit for Internet Explorer, which Microsoft has not yet released a patch for.

Internet users are strongly advised to switch to other browsers, such as Chrome or Firefox, until a security update becomes available.

The exploit is affecting about 41 per cent of internet users in North America and 32 per cent world-wide. Published in Rapid7’s Metasploit, it looks like this exploit may have come from the same place as the recently discovered Java zero-day exploit, as it is run on the same server.

The new and previously unknown exploit can be used to load malicious software on machines running Windows XP, Vista or 7 along with the latest editions of the IE 7, 8 and 9 browser.

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