This flaw allows hackers to seize control of the user’s computer and steal sensitive data stored. Read more here.
Microsoft hasn’t yet released a patch to cure this vulnerability yet and as for now it will be a very good idea to switch to Firefox or Google Chrome.
Google yesterday launched Google Chrome browser which is based on an open source project named ‘Chromium’. It is currently in beta version, uses ‘webkit’, the same engine that runs Apple’s Safari browser, and is available for Windows XP/Vista only. Google says it is working on a Mac and Linux version as well.
To explain the features and motivations for the browser, Google sent a comic to developers around the world and also made the comic available in Google books. Going through the comic one can easily understand the vision behind Chrome and the features it brings in. I highly reccomend reading it and learn how Google envisions its browser to be a whole new operating platform.