Microsoft Corp. has warned users of its internet browser Internet Explorer (IE) running on its Windows XP operating system of a new bug uncovered just recently.
According to the software giant, a flaw on IE makes users’ computers vulnerable to takeovers by individuals with nefarious intentions.
The flaw has to do with a hacker being able to inject his own code via cascading style sheets and memory management of the IE browser.
The bug may enable a hacker to gain access and even control of a computer through the use of rigged web pages which exploit the said flaw.
Microsoft has already posted a workaround for the current bug as they race to develop a permanent fix for the problem.
Moreover, Microsoft claims there is no evidence that the widely-publicized weakness is currently being used by criminals.
Experts, however, have found another reason to criticize Microsoft and what they call the much flawed browser of the company.
According to various reports, XP users are most vulnerable of the bug.