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Majority of world's IE browsers vulnerable to attack

A large portion of the world's browsers are vulnerable to attack from a flaw discovered in versions of Internet Explorer, Re/code reported. The flaw, disclosed Saturday by Microsoft is a "Zero Day" vulnerability and affects more than 50 percent of the web browsers in use globally, the site reported.

Microsoft said that the company has so far seen only "limited attacks" exploiting the vulnerability, which will typically occur when a target has been convinced to click on a link, Re/code reported. Security company FireEye claims a group has already launched an attack to exploit the flaw, the site reported.

The flaw affects Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 through 11.

Read the whole story at Re/code.com

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  • Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.

  • Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.