After the German government warned citizens to stop using Internet Explorer until Microsoft addresses the zero-day vulnerability that’s currently being exploited in the wild, now it’s Sweden’s turn to do the same.
The head of the Computer Security Incident Response Team with the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap – MSB), Anders Hansson has warned internauts of the dangers posed by the vulnerability.
“As long as the security hole exists, the door is open for Trojan horses and unwanted code and there is a risk that people could lose control of their computers if they're not careful,” he said, according to The Local.
In the meantime, Microsoft has released a one-click Fix It solution
and promised to issue a security update on Friday, September 21.
Users are advised to immediately apply this temporary solution to ensure that their computers are protected.