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Microsoft Internet Explorer Security Problem Prompts Government Warning

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Microsoft is rushing to fix a bug in its Internet Explorer web browser.

A computer–security firm disclosed the flaw over the weekend, and said hackers have already exploited it in attacks on some companies.

But here's the rub: Personal computers running Windows XP will not receive any updates fixing the bug, because Microsoft stopped supporting that operating system earlier this month.

It's recommended that you use another browser until Microsoft issues a security patch.

Internet Explorer is used by more than half of the world's desktops.

(Other dependable browsers included Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari)

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