Three days after patching 3 known vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 has already been exploited. Microsoft and security professionals agree that if you have not run the latest round of updates for your systems running Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8, do so now or upgrade to Internet Explorer 9 immediately. The exploit in question abuses a hole found in IE that simply by browsing to a compromised site, automatically downloads malicious software to a user's local machine. This software then connects to a remote server to await instructions on how to exploit the user's system.
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