Microsoft mulls rushing out IE patch

Microsoft may rush out a security update for Internet Explorer to fix a flaw that is now being exploited to attack Windows systems, security companies say.

Computer code that demonstrates how a hacker can use the flaw to take over a PC was released onto the Net on Thursday. At least two such exploits were made public, and one has now been adapted to attack systems, Monty IJzerman, the manager of security content at McAfee, said on Friday.

"This exploit code is being used in the wild in malware," or malicious software, IJzerman said. "I expect other attacks to be prepared and to be out there over the next few days." Microsoft mulls rushing out IE patch | Tech News on ZDNet

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