London, Dec 17: Beware of your computer hacking. Reason: The most popular web browser Internet Explorer has found some security lapse in its system, according to Microsoft Corporation developer.
If your computers has been installed with Windows Internet explorer, the risk of personal information hacking would be high if one uses the websites corrupted by the cyber criminals.
Since last week around 10,000 websites have been compromised, says a media report.
Microsoft has revealed in its Malware Protection blog that attacks on computers using Internet Explorer 7 have been detected. The company has also admitted that other versions of Internet Explorer are 'potentially vulnerable'.
The company has revealed in its Malware Protection blog that about 0.2 per cent of Internet Explorer users had already visited one of the websites, which have been designed to exploit the flaw from Dec 13.
Most of the hackers are Chinese and they are well versed in stealing the passwords which would be sold in black market for the sake of money. It is said that hackers may also exploit this flaw to steal people's bank details, private data and identities.
The company has published a list of technical changes that their customers may use to avoid attacks until it updates the software and eliminates the vulnerability. The company has also recommended the use of firewalls as well as anti-virus and anti-spyware software.
An alternative browser like Firefox, Safari or Opera, which are all available for free downloading would be better to use says web security experts.