(BBC) - Microsoft has released a temporary software fix for a newly discovered bug in its Internet Explorer web browser.
The problem, which affects hundreds of millions of IE browser users, is being used by attackers to install the Poison Ivy trojan.
Microsoft moved quickly to address the issue. In a blog post, it said that it was "working to develop a security update".
So-called zero-day, or newly discovered, vulnerabilities are rare. According to security firm Symantec, only eight such bugs were spotted in 2011.
The flaw was spotted by Luxembourg-based security expert Eric Romang, when his PC was infected by Poison Ivy last week. Microsoft told users to download a free patch, the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, as a temporary solution while the company continued to work on a long-term fix... Source/Origin >> Read More