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Homeland Security Warning: Don’t Use Internet Explorer

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internet-explorer-11-logo(HOUSTON) — If you’re one of the millions of people who use Internet Explorer, listen up. The Department of Homeland Security is warning you not to use IE for the time being after security flaws were found over the weekend.

The warning affects at least half of all desktop computers. Do not use Microsoft IE versions 6 through 11.

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“They could start to maybe drop a keylogger on your system and watch when you go to do online banking, get access to your bank accounts, credit card info; that’s generally what these folks are looking for,” said Michael Gregg, COO of Superior Solutions, a Houston cybersecurity firm.

What’s the fix?

Switch to another browser, like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, immediately, and update your anti-virus software.

“That will take care of the issue until Microsoft patches it or Microsoft fixes the problem,” Gregg said.

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