Security threats are all around us, and this is something that’s become all too clear in recent weeks as major tech companies continue to announce that features of their organization have been compromised.

For instance, Microsoft recently announced that there is a security flaw in Internet Explorer. This flaw makes it possible for hackers to add malicious code into seemingly safe websites through the use of a compromised file. The Detroit Free Press reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team has recommended that people switch to another browser until the issues with Internet Explorer have been sorted out.

In order to stay protected against Internet Explorer’s vulnerability, ABC News recommends that people have strong passwords for all of their accounts. While strong passwords can help keep individual accounts protected, they’re not enough to keep data centers and offices safe. This is why smart companies choose biometric security devices to keep the sensitive areas of their organization secure.