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    Internet Explorer security alert




    Internet Explorer is used by the vast majority of the world's computer users

    Users of the world's most common web browser have been advised to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed.

    The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people's computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say.

    Microsoft is investigating the problem and preparing an emergency software patch to resolve it, it says.
    Internet Explorer is used by the vast majority of the world's computer users.

    "Microsoft is continuing its investigation of public reports of attacks against a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer," said the firm in a security advisory alert about the flaw.
    Microsoft says it has detected attacks against version seven of the browser - its most widely used edition.

    But the company warned that other versions were also potentially vulnerable.
    As many as 10,000 websites have been compromised since last week to take advantage of the security flow, said antivirus software maker Trend Micro.
    The websites have been mostly serving up programs that steal computer game passwords, but the flaw could be
    "adopted by more financially motivated criminals", a Trend Micro security researcher said on Monday.

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    Default Re: Internet Explorer security alert (yawn)

    lmao if they all upgrade to Firefox they wont ever go back to IE

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    Default Re: Internet Explorer security alert (yawn)

    Do people still use ie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diablos View Post
    Do people still use ie.
    Apparently it's still the most popular browser.

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    Default Re: Internet Explorer security alert (yawn)

    That is just because it is installed on so many computers by default.....

    May be the most installed but prob not popular.....

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    Default Re: Internet Explorer security alert (yawn)

    Quote Originally Posted by DJAd View Post
    Apparently it's still the most popular browser.
    Only as Microsoft install it as default otherwise it would never be its been poor for years.

    Most unistalled app in every computer ive had.

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    IE in itself is a security problem...

    FF3 all the way.


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    Don't get me wrong. It's shite I agree. I tried that google chrome and ended up going back to Firefox. The one gripe I have is the time it takes to load on my laptop, fucking ages!!!

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    IE is a security risk because it's the most popular browser and because those that don't know better use it making them an easy target. It's not the fault of the browser itself IMHO.

    It's also a shit browser though, since Microsoft don't seem to care about web standards and annoyingly since most websites pander to the most popular browser it screws up the web for the rest of the browsers.

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    "I cannot recommend people switch due to this one flaw," said John Curran, head of Microsoft UK's Windows group.

    Just one Flaw LOL

    Firefox all the way for me.

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    Around 75-80% are using IE. Whats fucks me off more than anything is the amount of time the media channels give to this. It's only because at this time of year there is very little to report on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CzarJunkie View Post
    It's only because at this time of year there is very little to report on.
    So has the Financial Meltdown gone away then LOL

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    I still use IE because it works. Have to say I was impressed by chrome, but I kept getting corrupt file errors during use so I left it. Used firefox and wasn't sufficiently impressed to bother installing it. (I know you can get add ons just for ff and all that but I've never had the need to use one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by danthescan View Post
    So has the Financial Meltdown gone away then LOL
    No, but the traditional media channels bash the internet at every opportunity for obvious reasons.

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    Default Re: Internet Explorer security alert (yawn)

    IE all the way. Firefox and Chrome are just internet browsers. IE is way more than that and is realisticly the only option for corporate environments nowadays.

    It's a shame really, I really liked Chrome, not so keen on Firefox. If they had the functionality I need I'd probably give them a second chance.

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