If you’re still using Internet Explorer to browse the web, stop!
That is, unless you want to surrender all of your personal information to a hacker.
So far, Microsoft (MSFT) has been powerless to stop the sinister bug attacking Internet Exploder’s hidden weakness.
Even the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising Americans to switch browsers.
Here’s how the bug works…
First, a hacker will send you an email with a link to a website.
The website, however, is just a ruse loaded with malicious code.
If you unwittingly click, well… a hacker will likely gain control of your machine.
(Your bank account gets emptied next.)
What Americans don’t realize, however, is that the attack on Internet Explorer is only the tip of the iceberg.
The situation will soon escalate far beyond a simple browser attack.
You see, the United States has made a lot of enemies over the past 10 years, and that may soon come home to roost.
These enemies are clever, and they know where our greatest vulnerability lies.
It’s our reliance on the internet.
Heck, the full might of the U.S. military can’t scare a cyber bully, and certain nations are training hackers much like Al Qaeda trained terrorists.
As former Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, said, “This is a pre-9/11 moment. The attackers are plotting… A destructive cyber attack could paralyze the nation.”
I asked Capitol Hill Daily’s Chief Political Analyst, Floyd Brown, to speak to the upcoming crisis.
As Floyd reveals, Americans do have a simple move at their disposal.
In 30 seconds, anyone can inoculate themselves against an attack. No matter how malicious.
Onward and Upward,
Founder, Wall Street Daily
Before founding Wall Street Daily in the teeth of the Financial Crisis, Robert Williams served as the lead financial analyst for a Forbes top-50 private corporation and an analyst for the endowment of a major academic institution.