We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem – U.S. Homeland Security
“This vulnerability affects IE versions 6 through 11,” says U.S. CERT of the Internet Explorer issue.
It is so unusual for a Federal or national agency to issue such a direct warning about a specific browser, that it is hoped that all will sit up and take heed.
While Microsoft says “Microsoft is aware of limited, targeted attacks” on Internet Explorer, and recommends certain workarounds, Homeland Security is more direct: “We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem,” says U.S. Cert, adding that they suggest that users “consider employing an alternative Web browser until an official update is available.”
Microsoft does acknowledge that it is “a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 11.”
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