Microsoft Releases Security Update for Internet Explorer

REDMOND, WA – Microsoft has released a security update for Internet MicrosoftExplorer.

Microsoft has released a security update for Internet Explorer that closes a gap that allowed attackers to take complete control of a computer. The release also includes Windows XP which is no longer supported by Microsoft as of April 8th, 2014.

Microsoft reported the problem Saturday, saying it was aware of “limited, targeted attacks” and that the vulnerability affected Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11.

Adrienne Hall, general manager of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, said in a statement that the company decided to fix the problem quickly for all customers, saying it takes the security of its products “incredibly seriously.”

The company said users with automatic updates enabled do not need to take any action. Those who do not have automatic updates enabled need to manually update their systems.

The update went live at 10 a.m. Pacific time Thursday.

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