Rip out your F1 button and throw it away

Attention all Windows XP users! Do not press the F1 button when you encounter a website telling you to press the F1 button. In fact, don’t ever press the F1 button. At least not until Microsoft fix this vulnerability.
Apparently, there is a vulnerability in the way that VBScript interacts with Windows Help files when using Internet Explorer. If a malicious Web site displayed a specially crafted dialog box and a user pressed the F1 key, arbitrary code could be executed in the security context of the currently logged-on user.
This vulnerability affects Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 running IE6, IE7 or IE8. (Basically all version of Internet Explorer)
There is no news on when this vulnerability will be fixed. Microsoft advise users to avoid pressing F1 on dialogs presented from Web pages or other Internet content.
My advice to everyone is, rip out your F1 button and throw it away. Or you can change to Chrome or Firefox. πŸ™‚


  1. I’ve quit internet explorer since the 2004, when the first version of firefox was released.
    internet explorer is the worst browser compared to firefox,Safari and chrome

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