Internet Explorer Bug Has The Internet Scared And Laughing

First thing, stop using Internet Explorer! Second thing, WHO STILL USES INTERNET EXPLORER?

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that users should stop using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser immediately.  Researchers discovered a security flaw over the weekend that they believe allows hackers to potentially take control of your PC.

On Saturday, Milpitas, Calif.-based FireEye Research Labs identified a vulnerability that only affects Internet Explorer. The bug exploits corrupted Flash content allowing hackers to attack windows computers and essentially take them over (SkyNet style).

The United States government said in a recent statement that they have yet to come up with a solution to the problem. Microsoft said that while it is working to find a solution for the bug they have yet to announce anything. The company is urging users to update their software, but experts are warning users to can Internet Explorer altogether.

The internet is spreading the news at lightening speed, although, there is an air of humor about this vulnerability that you don’t see with others such as Heartbleed.

“I’m not sure what’s worse, that there is a huge #InternetExplorer security breach or that there are people that still use IE.”— Drew Pope (@PopesGoneFishin) April 29, 2014

“Homeland Security urging people not to use #InternetExplorer due to security problem. Also fix your Flux Capacitor and come back from 1998.”— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) April 29, 2014

“Internet Explorer users are vulnerable to hackers. All 16 of them are worried.” #InternetExplorer — Social Mime (@Social_Mime) April 29, 2014

This isn’t to say that the bug shouldn’t be taken seriously. It’s important that you stop using Internet Explorer immediately. Personally, it’s a lot easier (and better) to simply use another web browser. Chrome, for example, is a great service.

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