Microsoft has warned consumers that a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser could let hackers gain access and user rights to their computer.
The flaw affects Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6 to 11 and Microsoft said it was aware of “limited, targeted attacks” to exploit it.
According to NetMarket Share, the IE versions account for more than 50% of global browser market.
Microsoft says it is investigating the flaw and will take “appropriate” steps.
The firm, which issued a security advisory over the weekend, said the steps “may include providing a solution through our monthly security update release process, or an out-of-cycle security update, depending on customer needs”.
Microsoft said that hackers looking to exploit the flaw could host a “specially crafted website” containing content that can help them do so.
However, they would still need to convince users to view the website for them to be able to gain access to their computer. Continue reading