The flaw was deemed so dangerous that the US software company planned to take the unusual step of releasing a fix for its aged Windows XP operating system, which it officially stopped supporting last month.
People whose machines are not set to automatically update
"When we saw the first reports about this vulnerability we decided to fix it and fix it fast,"
"The security of our products is something we take incredibly seriously," he added.
A US government cyber-security watchdog warned computer users against using a version of the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser with a security hole.
The agency, a unit of the
The security flaw is of particular concern for computers running Windows XP, an older version of the operating system for which
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