Microsoft has release a Security Advisory article (2757760) about a missed security hole in Internet Explorer 9. The Trojan known as Poison Ivy exploits a security hole that can allow for theft of data and even remote control of your computer. Microsoft ensure that they have seen a “extremely limited number of people” being affected by this Trojan and that this is “a proactive step to help ensure Internet Explorer customers are protected and able to safely browse online”

Eric Romang, a Luxembourg based security expert found the exploit after his computer was infected sometime last week, he posted in his blog (http://eromang.zataz.com/) about the exploit and how he is progressing on fixing the issue.

The fix it when available will be available for download from here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2757760  it will plug the hole and ensure that this security exploit will not be exploited. Microsoft is advising people to download the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit as a temporary solution until the fix is out.

Microsoft have assured users that their new Internet Explorer 10 is not affected by the vulnerability and that this only effects Internet Explorer 9, a small saving grace for a company promoting the security of its web browser.

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