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Internet Explorer a security risk: use Firefox or Chrome

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to users of Microsoft Internet Explorer today: don't use it. If at all possible, use Firefox or Chrome for completing internet searches.

A security flaw was found over the weekend and has not yet been resolved, according to DHS. According to representatives of the Computer Emergency Readiness Team, ""We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem."

This security flaw has the potential to compromise personal information such as passwords, financial information and social networking activity. Hackers are able to circumvent security with Microsoft Windows operating systems to steal vital information.

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WCVB-Boston