A recent article in IT World has described a Windows flaw that can be used by malicious hackers to install software exploits by using a vulnerability in the Help function of Internet Explorer on a Windows XP machine. Evidently the exploit works when criminal cybergangs gain access to a web site server and install code that causes a popup window to appear advising site visitors to press “F1” for help. The help they get is a silent download posing as a help document.
The current solution is for uses to be aware, and to not press the F1 key while in Internet Explorer. I am sure a more permanent solution is in the works coming to you soon as a Windows Update. Be careful out there.Share