Microsoft has to deal with yet another zero-day exploit found in a version of Internet Explorer. Fortunately, this flaw was found not by hackers but by security researchers and demoed as part of a non-competition portion of the Mobile Pwn2Own hacking contest.

PCWorld reports that researchers Abdul Aziz Hariri and Matt Molinyawe from HP’s Zero-Day Initiative team were able to hack into a Surface Pro tablet via a bug in IE11 running on Windows 8.1. The exploit allowed them to gain remote code execution which, Hariri said, "gave us full control over the whole machine".

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