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US Govt issues major warning over Internet Explorer bug

So says the US Govt, the world's biggest terrorist hacker group. irony aside, all 6 users in Europe have been notified!


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2615209/US-Government-issues-major-warning-Internet-Explorer-bug-say-hackers-ALREADY-exploiting-it.html


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Government issues major warning over Internet Explorer bug and says hackers are ALREADY exploiting it

Microsoft says Internet Explorer bug is present in versions 6 to 11 - which dominate 55 percent of PC browser market
Department of Homeland Security advised computer users to consider using alternatives
Windows XP will not receive any updates - though between 15 and 25 percent of world's PCs use it
Attacks are currently against U.S.-based defense and financial sector firms


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has advised computer users to abandon Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks.

The bug is the first high-profile security flaw to emerge since Microsoft stopped providing security updates for Windows XP earlier this month.

That means PCs running the 13-year old operating system could remain unprotected against hackers seeking to exploit the newly uncovered flaw, even after Microsoft figures out how to defend against it.

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Looks like more software Microsoft will have to abandon. Netscape a few years back went belly up, Bing is a disaster, Internet Exploder was replaced by Firefox (and other browsers) a few years back too. Looks like they're relying on the OS and the waaaayyyy too chunky office suite. Dark times.

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Nothing to fear, nothing to hide :chin:

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To be fair I think we'd be naive to think that TPTB don't have a back door into every other browser out there.

In fact if the US Govt are advising not to use IE then that's probably the safest. :)

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I avoid IE like the plague. I prefer to use Firefox on all of my devices.

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