UK Internet Explorer users to get critical security update at 6pm

Antony Savvas

UK users can expect to get the Microsoft "out of cycle" Internet Explorer patch from 6pm tonight.

Although Microsoft initially said only around 0.2% of Internet Explorer users had been exposed to the security flaw from visiting one of 10,000 infected websites, the patch issued today is deemed as "critical" by the company.

A critical rating means users could become victims of a vulnerability without any prior operating action by them - apart from visiting a dodgy website using corporate equipment, that is.

So far, most infected users have been IE7 users, but all Internet Explorer versions are potentially at risk.

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