A security vulnerability came to light recently that affects Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7 and even Internet Explorer 8 that can be exploited to record keystrokes users even when that user is loading different domains in the browser.
The vulnerability can be tested on this page if you visit it with Internet Explorer. It opens a new window and records the user input on that domain. There is an explanation from the same researcher available in case you want to know more about it.
Update: Microsoft has fixed the vulnerability in the meantime, and if you make sure that Internet Explorer is up to date on your system you should not be in danger anymore in regards to the vulnerability.
You can check out our Internet Explorer download page for information about the latest version of the web browser for your operating system. Microsoft in recent years made the decision to limit Internet Explorer versions to specific operating systems. Windows XP users for instance can only download and install Internet Explorer 8, while Windows 7 users get access to IE9 and IE10.
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