Microsoft Suggests Avoiding IE For Now

Posted December 17th, 2008 at 6:06 PM by Anti-Trend

Guardian.co.uk is reporting on Microsoft’s humiliating decision to recommend that its customers forgo the use of Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer product. They are instead suggesting that Windows users make use of a more secure browser such as Firefox or Opera until they are able to patch the latest serious vulnerability in IE.

From the article:

The flaw in IE allows criminals to gain control of computers that have visited a website infected with malicious code designed to exploit it. While restricting web surfing to trusted sites should reduce the risk of infection, the malicious code can be injected into any website. Users do not have to click or download anything to become infected, merely visiting an infected website is sufficient.

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One Response to “Microsoft Suggests Avoiding IE For Now”

  1. donkey42 on February 17th, 2009 4:30 PM

    well, i’m safe as i’m using Firefox 3.0.6, but anybody with any knowledge of computers, although myself i know more crap about computers than most people, and definatly more than all lay people

    BTW: i’m modest too

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