Do you use Internet Explorer on your smartphone? Security researchers are warning about four exploits that could let a hacker take control of your phone. These are present in even the latest version of IE for smartphones.
The flaws were found within the IE code for mobile devices last November by the TippingPoint staff. TippingPoint is a company owned by HP and its services are used to uncover bugs, glitches and flaws in certain computer programs.
Once TippingPoint uncovered the flaw, the team let Microsoft officials know about the potential risks.
Microsoft acknowledged that the flaw could let attackers push dangerous computer code onto IE users' mobile gadgets but asked TippingPoint to withhold from disclosing the information so they could have time to work on a patch.
Months later and these was still no word from Microsoft about how they planned to fix the broken system. So when the time limit they agreed on expired this past Sunday, TippingPoint went public with the information.
After that, Microsoft came out with its own statement claiming its relative innocence.
"We're aware of the reports regarding Internet Explorer for Windows Phone. A number of factors would need to come into play, and no attacks have been reported. We continue to monitor the situation and will take appropriate steps to protect our customers."
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