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Information security: Do not use the browser Internet Explorer

Microsoft now warn users against a critical vulnerability in the browser Internet Explorer. AU’s information security department follows the recommendation and asks all members of staff and students not to use Internet Explorer until the error is corrected.

2020.01.22 | Malene Hjulmand Bundgaard

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This weekend, Microsoft discovered a critical vulnerability in their browser, Internet Explorer. Microsoft recommends that you do not use Internet Explorer until the error has been corrected. At worst, cybercriminals can exploit the vulnerability and take over your computer, install programs, see, change and delete data or set up user accounts via phishing emails.


The information security department at AU follows the recommendations from Microsoft and asks all members of staff and students not to use Internet Explorer. Instead you can use e.g. Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. If you have questions about how to install a new browser or set another browser as your standard browser, please contact your local IT support team.

The information security department will give an update when Microsoft has corrected the error. 

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