Internet Explorer Bug – How to Protect Yourself

Joe Reithmeier October 2, 2014

Internet Explorer Bug – How to Protect Yourself

Written by: Joe Reithmeier

You may have heard that a serious security flaw in Internet Explorer was announced this past weekend. It allows hackers to gain complete access to computers using Internet Explorer – they can install malicious software, break into the user’s accounts, etc.

The bug affects all versions of Internet Explorer, from 6 through 11, and Microsoft has not yet found a solution to the problem.

The U.S. Department of Homeland security recommends not using Internet Explorer until a fix has been found.

If you are unable to stop using Internet Explorer, disable the Flash plugin on your computer.

To disable the Flash plugin:

– In Internet Explorer, click on “Tools” and then “Manage Add-ons.”

– From here, disable the Flash plugin.

What about my bookmarks?
If you’re hesitating about moving away from Internet Explorer because you won’t have access to all the pages and sites you’ve marked as favorites, here’s an easy video showing you how to import your favorites from Internet Explorer into Google Chrome:
Need help?
Contact the IT experts at Miles Technologies today; call us at 800-496-8001
 




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