Security hole digs into Microsoft

Friday, 31 March 2006, 11:57 AM EST

For the second time this year, Microsoft is scrambling to fix a critical security hole in its Internet Explorer Web browser, a flaw cybercrooks found and have already begun to exploit.

The flaw allows intruders to seize control of the PCs of anyone visiting corrupted websites. Thursday, cybercrooks stepped up their weeklong assault by releasing e-mail spam that entices victims to visit such websites, says Dan Hubbard, research director at tech security firm Websense.

At USA Today.

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