As the Web increasingly becomes a more important part of our lives, both professionally and socially, users expect and demand good security. But the Web’s popularity makes it a huge target for scam artists, identity thieves and purveyors of malware.
Websites regularly have to deal with new security threats, but when there’s a browser security threat, that’s an especially big deal since users rely on the browser as their gateway to the Web. The latest issue to crop up is a potential flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 browser. eSecurity Planet has the story.
Researchers at a unit of Verizon Communications claim to have located a security hole in recent versions of Internet Explorer (IE) that could leave users open to remote code attacks.
A white paper published by the researchers targets a security feature that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) calls “Protected Mode,” which is found in IE8 and IE7.