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Stop Using Internet Explorer

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 11:19 AM | Tuesday, December 16, 2008 | (url: http://news.bbc.c...)

Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer are being urged by experts 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 urged people to be vigilant while it investigated and prepared an emergency patch to resolve it.

Microsoft says it has detected attacks against IE 7.0 but said the "underlying vulnerability" was present in all versions of the browser. Other browsers, such as Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, are not vulnerable to the flaw Microsoft has identified.


12-16-08 - 02:07 PM
Wow, POC already out too. ;p
12-16-08 - 03:36 PM
12-16-08 - 03:37 PM
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-dec.mspx
sorry.
12-16-08 - 11:44 PM
The more bad press for this abomination of a browser, the better.
12-17-08 - 01:09 AM
too bad firefox is junk now, looks like ill just use ie
12-17-08 - 01:58 PM
AVG 8.0 protects against the vulnerabilty apparently.
12-17-08 - 02:03 PM
Originally posted by TonyElTigre  
too bad firefox is junk now, looks like ill just use ie


How so?
12-17-08 - 03:18 PM
well for one my ff has been crashing a ton lately on any kind of flash content
12-17-08 - 03:26 PM
Originally posted by TonyElTigre  
well for one my ff has been crashing a ton lately on any kind of flash content
The new flash is fucked, it does it to me too on IE :\
12-18-08 - 07:14 AM
Did that guy just try and sell me a bag online? WTF.
12-18-08 - 09:40 AM
12-18-08 - 03:13 PM
Originally posted by TonyElTigre  
well for one my ff has been crashing a ton lately on any kind of flash content


I am not sure if its flash related, but my FF has been crashing on me a lot as well.
12-18-08 - 03:27 PM
When I first installed ff3 I had problems with crashing however reinstalling fixed it. Updating FF2 to FF3 seemed to cause problems.
12-18-08 - 07:13 PM
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12-20-08 - 09:39 AM
Originally posted by TonyElTigre  
well for one my ff has been crashing a ton lately on any kind of flash content
Flash is an extension created by Adobe, FF has no control over it's realiablity.

IE has a bad history of integrating with windows, providing badely under tested tools such as *cough*activex*cough*, all you need to do is agree with an activex install and you could ass rape your computer to the point of reinstalling windows.

FF, altho can be slow to startup, is usually stable... if it's not, it's most likely your system, plugin or extension.
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