Microsoft advise everyone to not use Internet Explorer

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by polar, Jun 25, 2004.

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3840101.stm

     
  2. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    I second that one. Firefox is excellent and all normal stuff is available - google tool bar etc.
     
  3. Opera and FireFox are both very good.
     
  4. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    [​IMG] + Firefox. Nema problema.
     
  5. i use Avant with a built in Pop up stopper
     
  6. Why worry! Whatever browser you are using has loopholes that can be exploited, especially if you allow scripts to run. Use a good firewall to minimise the risks and keep it updated.

    Good housekeeping has meant that I've thankfully mangaed to keep the problems that I have experienced to a minimum.

    Don't always trust anti-spyware programs - I've used some that complained about a couple of files that turned out ot be needed for a game!
     
  7. From C-Net News.com;

    "The attack, which had turned some Web sites into points of digital infection, was nipped in the bud Friday, when Internet engineers managed to shut down a Russian server that had been the source of a malicious code. Compromised Websites are still attempting to infect Web surfers' PCs by referring them to the server in Russia, but that computer can no longer be reached."

    "Web Site Virus Attack Blunted"
    http://news.com.com/Web+site+virus+attack+blunted--for+now/2100-7349_3-5248279.html

    I seem to recall reading that Russian hackers managed to abscond with the Windows source code, or part of it.

    I don't believe that today's episode was perpetrated by a clever sixteen year old kid or motivated by chuckles.
     
  8. The "US Computer Emergency Readiness Team," which is a "partnership between the Department of Homeland Security...and the public and private sectors," announced, on 29 June 2004, you should stop using Internet Explorer.

    "It is possible to reduce exposure to these vulnerabilities by using a different Web browser, especially when browsing untrusted sites."

    "US CERT: Beware of IE"
    http://www.internetnews.com/security/article.php/3374931