Microsoft has released a temporary fix, with a more permanent fix expected soon, for a new vulnerability discovered in the company’s Internet Explorer web browser. This vulnerability is allowing attackers to install the Poison Ivy trojan.
“We have received reports of only a small number of targeted attacks and are working to develop a security update to address this issue,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post. Microsoft has recommended that users download the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, which acts as a temporary solution while Microsoft developed a more permanent fix. The Poison Ivy Trojan is a piece of malware that is used by attackers to steal data or take remote control of a victim’s computer. Until Microsoft releases a good fix, which isn’t expected for a week, it is recommended by security experts to use browsers such as Chrome or Firefox.Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Security