New Internet Explorer weakness already exploited in attacks

This screenshot shows a successful attack against Windows 7 running IE 9.
(Credit: Rapid7)
A previously unknown security hole in Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9 is being actively exploited to deliver a back door trojan known as “Poison Ivy,” researchers warned.
Security blogger Eric Romang, who uncovered the vulnerability this weekend, wrote on his blog yesterday:

I can confirm, the zero-day season is really not over yet. Less than three weeks after the discovery of the Java SE 7 0day, aka CVE-2012-4681, potentially used by the Nitro gang in targeted attacks, a potential Microsoft Internet…

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