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It’s time to update your Web Browser

First things first. If you’re still using Internet Explorer, stop reading this story and update your Web browser Right Now. But, it’s not just IE. Firefox also has a slew of security problems, which need to be addressed.

Internet Explorer, which has been getting slapped silly with security problems lately, received an emergency patch earlier this week. In this latest update, more than two-dozen problems have been fixed for versions of IE ranging from the almost unused IE 5 to the latest and greatest versions of IE 8. What’s even more important is that about half of these problems are rated ‘critical.’

Indeed, at least some of these holes are already being used in attacks. And, we’re not talking just any attacks; we’re talking massive assaults on millions of IE 6 and 7 users from at least half-a-dozen different viruses.

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