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Microsoft Warns of Internet Explorer Security Gap

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Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a link to a malicious website.
 
The vulnerability affects versions 6 through 11 of the Web browser.
 
Microsoft Corp. said Saturday that it was aware of "limited, targeted attacks" that tried to exploit the security gap. The company is working on a safety fix which it will provide in an upcoming software update.
 
In the meantime, Microsoft encourages customers to enable a firewall, apply all software updates and install anti-malware software.
 
A division of the Homeland Security Department recommends users download a security toolkit from Microsoft or use another browser until an update becomes available.   (AP)
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