On April 26, 2014 a security vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) came to light that could allow a malicious website to gain remote access to your computer. We strongly recommend that instead of using Internet Explorer you use a different web browser until a patch for this vulnerability has been released by Microsoft and installed on your computer. Alternate browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari are not affected by this vulnerability. The vulnerability affects current versions of Internet Explorer on all current versions of Windows (XP to 8.1).
An organization known as FireEye first disclosed the vulnerability to the public. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has also released an advisory warning computer users to not utilize IE. Other references related to this vulnerability are below.
Using an alternate web browser can shield your computer from this security vulnerability. We strongly recommend you do so.