Contributed by: filbert Monday, March 27 2006 @ 07:35 AM CST
A dangerous new exploit in Internet Explorer could put PCs and data at risk, Microsoft has admitted.
The flaw, for which code has already been published on the internet, could be exploited to set an email-borne virus free on the unsuspecting public.
Potential viruses could come as an attachment that conceals the code, or could possibly redirect users to a site that will unleash the code on the user’s machine, leaving the computer open to remote attack. Once the PC is being controlled by a malicious user, it can then be used to launch attacks on other PCs.