What’s happened?

A few days ago a “flaw” was made in the Internet Explorer Browser, a program that usually many of us use to surf the Internet.

The identified vulnerability affects all versions of the product.

Why is important to know?

The problem that is identified actually exposes the risk of unwanted programs being run on our computer during Internet browsing.

However, in order for this vulnerability to be exploited, it is necessary to visit the Internet sites appropriately prepared for this purpose.

This is why navigating the sites of Poste Italiane using Internet Explorer does not involve any particular risks.

On the contrary, underestimating the issue may be unwise, considering that even two important points of reference for cyber security in the United States and the United Kingdom, such as the US-CERT and the UK-CERT, have initially advised not to Use Internet Explorer until the problem is fully resolved.

How to behave?

Microsoft has made available an update (fix) for Internet Explorer that definitely resolves the issue.

The security fix has also been released for the Windows XP operating system, although it is no longer supported by Microsoft.

The update is available through the Microsoft Windows update Service and for most users the installation will occur automatically.

For more information about Windows Update, you can read specific information for Windows 8.1, Windows 7 or Windows Vista.

For Windows XP, you can consult the “Help and Support Center” installed on your computer.

If you do not know which operating system is installed on your computer you can read this article.