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News Summary: German watchdog warns of IE breach

Associated Press Published: September 18, 2012

WARNING: The German government agency overseeing IT safety is warning of a security breach in Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

WHAT TO DO: In its warning published late Monday, Germany's IT watchdog called on people using Windows XP or Windows 7 operating systems and Internet Explorer versions 7, 8 or 9 to switch to alternative browsers until Microsoft updates the browser's security features.

RESPONSE: Microsoft says it is aware of the issue and is working on soon rolling out a software update, a so-called patch, to fix the browser's security features.