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July 25, 2014
Hackers and cyber criminals are using flaws in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to search computers to discover what kinds of security software they are running and how to take control of them, reports TheGuardian.com. The exploits are allowing digital reconnaissance to be performed on a massive scale, across whole companies, computers, web servers and users without their knowledge, exposing holes in their security and allowing criminals to intelligently attack vulnerable machines. The hackers aren’t solely interested in security software. They also probe systems to discover other software that might be vulnerable, including PDF readers and other user applications which can be attacked to take control of a computer.RSS