Microsoft announced on Sunday that a security flaw has been discovered which affects Internet Explorer browser versions 6 through 11. The flaw allows for an external system to take full control of your computer.
“At this time, we are only aware of limited, targeted attacks. This issue allows remote code execution if users visit a malicious website with an affected browser. This would typically occur by an attacker convincing someone to click a link in an email or instant message,” says Dustin Childs of Microsoft.
You have two options to secure your computer. You can either download a new web browser, such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome to which I have linked below, or you can follow the instructions provided by Microsoft to patch the issue on your browser from the link below.