Microsoft have issued a warning that any Window’s user who uses Internet Explorer to view the Internet should download a security patch whilst they work on fixing the problem for good.

Internet Explorer 7 logoThe patch is available for download from Microsoft’s website, and is designed to stop websites you visit being able to access information on your computer. It could also allow hackers to send you to websites you don’t want to visit or fool you into downloading things you shouldn’t.

There are over 900,000,000 people worldwide who use Internet Explorer and so could be effected by this security breach, but according to the BBC, Microsoft think no hackers have found the loop hole yet – they’re just aware it’s there and is a possible threat.

Might this finally, thankfully, mark the end of Internet Explorer 6?! It’d save Microsoft still having to support such an outdated browser – just another thing on the “to do” list in the MS offices alongside IE 7, 8 and 9.