Your computer is probably running the Windows 10 operating system. And you’re probably reading this website using Internet Explorer . So you need to pay attention. Hackers are currently taking advantage of a zero-day flaw known as “Double Kill” in Internet Explorer to infect PCs across the globe. A “zero day” flaw is a software flaw that was previously unknown to the maker of the hardware or software.
According to experts hackers can embed a malicious website inside an Windows Office document. If you click on the link to open the website your computer is infected with malicious code that takes over your computer. The code can bypass the User Account Control component in Windows 10, acquiring administrator-level privileges. The attack works within the system memory so there’s no evidence of anything suspicious. In other words your computer falls under the control of the hackers and you would never know and there is no evidence of the attack.
Never, ever open a document from an unknown source. If you receive an email with a link or attachment you are not expecting, even from someone you know, make sure you ask if they really sent it before opening it. Alway keep you Windows 10 PC and all your software and anti-virus software up to date. Windows operating system is a highly popular target for hackers. And make sure your firewall is properly configured. If you decide to remove the Explorer browser from your computer follow these instructions.