Serious Security flaw found in Internet Explorer

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  1. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    A new flaw has been found in Internet Explorer that allows criminals to take control of people's computers and steal passwords and it's present in all versions of Internet Explorer! Now may be a really good time to switch to Firefox, Google Chrome, or another browser if you haven't done so already because the other browsers aren't vulnerable to this!

    Read full article at:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7784908.stm
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2008
  2. binoyxj

    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

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    I stopped using IE a long back..... i am now quit satisfied with Opera 9.
     
  3. trukkmann

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    In XP you can click Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools and there you'll find "Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)". I wonder if this is any safer?
     
  4. Gigabot

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    The article says that all versions of Internet Explorer are vulnerable to this security flaw, so addons or not, you are still vulnerable to this flaw until Microsoft releases an update.
     
  5. kcnychief

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  7. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Seeing how there is a .02% or less chance of anything happening I am not gonna get concerned.
     
  8. Mizzle

    Mizzle Oh, now I know...!

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    Surprise, surprise :D
     
  9. Johnny

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    This is why you don't use Internet Exploder. Stick with Firefox, Flock, or Opera. Or something other than M$. You will be more safe in the long run.
     
  10. Mizzle

    Mizzle Oh, now I know...!

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    Best piece of advice in a long time.
     
  11. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    nothing is secure or 100% safe, dont get too smug because a bite on the ass will hurt just as much
     
  12. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I got an e-mail from MS yesterday since I sign up for their alerts - they are putting an out-of-band security advisory out today about this. I'm assuming they will also have a hotfix shortly thereafter, not waiting for the cycle next month.
     
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    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

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    Is this microsoft guys a crap....?
     
  14. jquintan

    jquintan OSNN Junior Addict

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    Why are people still using IE, I would have figured firefox would have taken a majority lead sometime in the near future cause it runs on any and every platform.
     
  15. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Not sure I know what that means.

    There are plenty of threads out there about people's opinions on IE vs. whatever else, please don't take this thread there.
     
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  17. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    All you have to do is look at the front page article about Firefox 3.0.5 and see that even Firefox has security issues from time to time:
     
  18. epk

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    yeah.. and be sure that if firefox ever reaches the number of users IE has, every hacker out there is gonna be lookin for its security holes and exploits.