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Re: Security breaches (again) in IE
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 12:40:08 PM »
Never use it. :-)

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Re: Security breaches (again) in IE
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 01:55:29 PM »
And this is exactly why I don't use it, either! (Apart from the fact I don't use Windows :) ).

I'm pretty paranoid about using IE - only using it in a virtual machine, only browsing to my own sites for testing purposes, etc,

Of course, the good news is that IE market share is falling at the expense of Chrome (and Firefox to a lesser extent). I'm so looking forward to the day I don't need to use IE at all.

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Re: Security breaches (again) in IE
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 02:07:54 PM »
Not sure what browers you guys are using day to day. Firefox (http://secunia.com/advisories/search/?search=firefox ) ? Chrome (http://secunia.com/advisories/search/?search=chrome )?   They all get issues.  People just enjoy it more when it is internet explorer.

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link can be designed to trigger a malicious script that will somehow convince users to click on it. Once clicked, the script will run for the entire browsing session, collecting data such as email accounts, logins and any other defamatory information.

Most users will still run an .exe file if you stick up a link for it and tell them it's funny.  Face it... people are dumb.

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Re: Security breaches (again) in IE
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 02:33:22 PM »
you're probably right about people picking up more on IE, however this is not just a vulnerability of the browser, it's an OS one which can be exploited through the IE (only) and I find it ridiculous, considering the resources of MS. You know, it's one thing when my $30 sw crashes and I lose some data, but I would expect more from fortune 500 company with over 40 yrs in the industry.

btw, I don't use it from years either, but sometimes it's not up to me :) Just yesterday I installed a new app which automatically opens IE and apparently, developers love it so much they don't give me the option to switch.