In a report from USA today Americans are advised not to use Microsoft Internet Explorer until a fix is found for the newest malicious exploit. It appears that this newest security flaw allows malicious hackers to get around security protections in the Windows operating system. They then can be infected when visiting a compromised website.
This is more proof that Windows XP users really need to give up the outdated operating system and refresh their technology. The downfall for Win XP users is that they will not receive a security patch and will be completely vulnerable even with antivirus software. Microsoft pushes security patches on the first Tuesday of the month. It remains to be seen if Microsoft can patch this flaw by May 6th, we hope so.