The cat's out of the bag, folks. It looks like Microsoft is going to ignore a potentially dangerous security flaw. Now that the secret is out, hackers can use this bug to get around your computer's defenses more easily than you would like to know.
This major flaw in Microsoft's web browser, Internet Explorer, could put millions of users at risk. Worse yet, Microsoft actually knew about the flaw and released it onto the public anyway. The flaw makes it even easier for hackers to break into your computer and trick you into handing over your passwords and lock codes. Microsoft reportedly spent $125,000 to investigate the flaw, all for naught.
The company that was hired to investigate the repercussions of the massive Internet Explorer breach was told that fixing the flaw "wasn't worth it," even though it spent a large amount of money investigating it in depth. As a company that is notorious for being vulnerable to hacking, you would think Microsoft would want to protect its reputation!