On the 20th of January, 2010, the first known attack to exploit a newly patched Internet Explorer bug occurred. Late in the afternoon on Wednesday, the Symantec’s Security Response team started noticing a lot of websites being victimized by the exploit, which flawlessly targets Internet Explorer 6 browser being run in Windows XP.
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Microsoft Internet Explorer is the browser included by default in most versions of the popular Windows operating system. Even though the application has seen major improvements in recent times, it continues to be one of the most vulnerable web browsers in existence. Internet Explorer can be an absolute nightmare for the simple fact that it often acts as a medium for malicious software, better known as malware. Other than being a detrimental security threat, malware also has the ability to eat up critical system resources and bring your web surfing experience to an agonizing crawl. The worst part of it all as that this terribly insecure browser can install malicious items on your PC without you even knowing.
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