Internet browser breach defused

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    Internet browser breach defused

    Thanks to Fergal1982 for this article

    The Russian web server at the centre of a serious net security problem has been shut down.
    When visited by unwitting web users the server exploited loopholes in Microsoft's Internet Explorer and opened a backdoor into compromised PCs.

    When first discovered, the security problem prompted experts to tell people to avoid using Internet Explorer.

    The problem was judged serious because many trusted websites were innocently sending people to the suspect server.

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