You may have heard of hackers using keylogger software to track all keystrokes made from your keyboard. This is a very common method of obtaining usernames and passwords, along with other sensitive information. But now, a new threat has been revealed which will affect you if you use Internet Explorer with any satellite, cable or DSL providers in your area.
A vulnerability in the popular browser allows hackers to track surfers’ mouse movements. This flaw is currently being investigated by Microsoft, who says virtual keypads and keyboards could be at risk for monitoring remotely. Unfortunately, several versions of IE contain the vulnerability, from versions six through ten. The vulnerability can be exploited when a hacker purchases web ad space and a user clicks on the ad.