Hackers used previously unknown Internet Explorer flaw in new attacks | Reuters
Now understand I love PCs and not MACs, but evenso I never use IE of any version except to preview for coding issues when I'm updating or changing my website, this is why. Also I don't use Outlook for the same reason. They are just so targeted. I used to have a different OS shell to avoid even the explorer.exe needing to execute, but it didn't seem to work on W7 so I do have a full Explorer OS and shell. I also keep my internet and cpu icons in my taskbar so if they start popping activity that seems at all unusual for what I'm doing. I hit the disconnect from internet key asap, which I also hit anytime I step away from the screen more than a minute or two.Security firm FireEye Inc discovered the attacks against IE 10 this week, saying that hundreds or thousands of machines have been infected. It said the culprits broke into the website of U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars and inserted a link that redirected visitors to a malicious web page that contained the infectious code in Adobe Systems Inc's Flash software.
FireEye researcher Darien Kindlund said that the attackers were probably seeking information from the machines of former and current military personnel and that the campaign shared some infrastructure and techniques previously attributed to groups in mainland China.
He said planting backdoors on the machines of VFW members and site visitors to collect military intelligence was a possible goal.