01/16/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Internet Explorer Security Flaw Leaves Users Vulnerable To Crime

Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer are being urged by experts to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed.

The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people's computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say.

Microsoft urged people to be vigilant while it investigated and prepared an emergency patch to resolve it.

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