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IE flaw might allow people to track your mouse clicks

If those ads you get when you're browsing creep you out a little bit and seem a little too personal then a recent discovery on Internet Explorer 10 could leave you ready to go off the grid.
According to, those ads are even tracking your mouse movements and a Javascript hole in Internet Explorer 6 through 10 allows outside intruders to follow along with what you're doing, even if the browser isn't the active app.

As Engadget points out, that's a massive security risk, especially for people running virtual keyboards - on their tablets for instance.

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Nur Bremmen is a staff reporter at Memeburn.