Google was recently hit by an exploit McAfee has named “Aurora”. This exploit involves all versions of Internet Explorer (though version 6 is getting most of the attention) which has prompted the governments of France and Germany to warn it’s citizens not to use Internet Explorer at all.

Microsoft initially tried to claim that this exploit was trivial but has since issued an out-of-cycle emergency patch for all versions of Internet Explorer.

Looks like now is the perfect time to switch to one of the more superior browsers like Chrome or Firefox.

Here’s a video detailing how this hack works in action in case you are like me and interested in the juicy technical details:

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