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Internet Explorer exploit lets hackers steal your data even if you never use it

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Finally stopped using Internet Explorer? Good! But, now it’s time to completely delete it from your computer, too.

Security researcher John Page has discovered a new security flaw that allows hackers to steal Windows users’ data thanks to Internet Explorer. The craziest part: Windows users don’t ever even have to open the now-obsolete web browser for malicious actors to use the exploit. It just needs to exist on their computer.

“Internet Explorer is vulnerable to XML External Entity attack if a user opens a specially crafted .MHT file locally,” writes Page. “This can allow remote attackers to potentially exfiltrate Local files and conduct remote reconnaissance on locally installed Program version information.” Read more…

More about Microsoft, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Pc, and Windows 10

Source: Mashable – Internet Explorer exploit lets hackers steal your data even if you never use it

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