Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ditch Internet Explorer Already

Are you still using Internet Explorer as your default browser to browse the Internet?

It's about time that you try other browsers such as FireFox and Chrome.

I would recommend Firefox though. Heck, anything is better than Internet Explorer.

Why?

Well, if you have no knowledge about the many bugs and flaws that infests Internet Explorer, this is another reason why.

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 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.


"In this case, hackers found the hole before Microsoft did," said Rick Ferguson, senior security advisor at Trend Micro. "This is never a good thing."


As many as 10,000 websites have been compromised since the vulnerability was discovered, he said.


Said Mr Ferguson: "If users can find an alternative browser, then that's good mitigation against the threat."

So, What are you waiting for?

Why are you still using Internet Explorer?

Change now.

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