Hackers Are Using Internet Explorer to Attack Windows 10

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Hackers Are Using Internet Explorer to Attack Windows 10

Microsoft has alerted everyone that attackers are exploiting a previously undiscovered zero-day vulnerability in Windows 10 and several Windows Server versions. The exploit could let malicious individuals seize control over PCs through trapped websites or malicious Office documents.

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According to Brian Krebs, the issue pops up with the MSHTML part of Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, it also affects Microsoft Office, as it uses the same component to render web-based content within Office documents.

Microsoft has the exploit listed as CVE-2021-40444, and the company hasn’t released a patch for it yet. Instead, the company suggests disabling the installation of all ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer to mitigate the risk of attack.

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