US Department of Homeland Security Issues Warning on Windows Browser Flaw
The Internet Explorer zero-day that Microsoft has recently acknowledged is the subject of a new security advisory published by the US Department of Homeland Security.
In an advisory published this weekend, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns that an attacker can obtain the full control of an unpatched device using a vulnerability in the browser that the Windows operating system ships with.
Internet Explorer is no longer the default browser in Windows 10, being replaced by Microsoft Edge. It is, however, offered pre-loaded in the operating system for compatibility reasons – Microsoft recommends against using it as a daily browser, but security patches are still provided.