Hot of the press! Microsoft has fixed the security bug in Internet Explorer that hackers exploited to attack customers. It was serious enough for the German government and security experts to urge people to temporarily stop using the browser.

The vulnerability in Internet Explorer was identified by a security researcher in Luxemburg, when his system was infected while analyzing a computer server used last year to launch a cyber industrial espionage campaign on dozens of chemical makers and defense contractors.

There are two updates: One covers a zero-day flaw in IE9 and earlier versions, the second updates Flash in Windows 8. IE9 and earlier versions will be installed automatically through your scheduled maintenance. The Flash update requires a restart. You can also manually update both.

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