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Internet Explorer? Using it RIGHT NOW? Well, stop. Hackers have
found a flaw, and experts are recommending you switch to another
browser while Microsoft fixes the problem.

The flaw,
which has been found in version 7.0 but according to Microsoft is
present in all versions of the browser, allows criminals to take
control of computers and steal passwords. So far it seems that most
of this behaviour has been limited to hijacking gaming passwords, but
the flaw "could be adopted by more financially-motivated
criminals," according to an unnamed Trend Micro security
researcher.

Other
browsers are unaffected by this flaw, and thus Trend Micro as well as
other security firms are recommending that users switch to Firefox,
Chrome or a similar programme.