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Microsoft warning over browser security flaw

VileReynard
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Microsoft warning over browser security flaw

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Microsoft has issued a "critical" warning over a newly-discovered flaw in Windows.
In a security advisory, the company warned of a loophole that could be used by malicious hackers to steal private information or hijack computers.
The bug potentially affects every user of the Internet Explorer web browser - around 900 million people worldwide.


Again!
  Roll eyes Roll eyes Roll eyes
See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12325139

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Re: Microsoft warning over browser security flaw

Thank goodnesss for Firefox!
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Microsoft warning over browser security flaw

I see that Firefox has overtaken Mirosoft explorer in Europe to take first place, but not yet in stupid UK
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Re: Microsoft warning over browser security flaw

this is the article  http://gs.statcounter.com/press/firefox-overtakes-internet-explorer-in-europe-in-browser-wars
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Firefox overtook Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) to become the number one browser in Europe in December 2010 according to StatCounter, the free website analytics company. The firm's research arm StatCounter Global Stats reports that in December, Firefox took 38.11% of European market share, compared to IE's 37.52%.
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Re: Microsoft warning over browser security flaw

With the History that IE has got in terms of security I have little sympathy for those who use it and get clobbered due to security flaws when alternative programs like Firefox are available.
Using IE is like sticking your hand in the fire after you have been burned on previous occasions.
True no browser is 100% safe but a check of the statistics show that Firefox and some other browsers are safer than IE hence the ever increasing numbers moving away from IE
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Re: Microsoft warning over browser security flaw

With MS it seems that for every patch they introduce they introduce further vulnerabilities. You have to wonder don't you.. are these patches worth the bother?
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VileReynard
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Re: Microsoft warning over browser security flaw

I've got a XP laptop.
I stopped applying any patches, several years ago, apart from those for the 3rd party firewall.

matt_2k34
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Re: Microsoft warning over browser security flaw

Quote from: colintivy
Thank goodnesss for Firefox!

Not really...
Firefox is just as bad, if not worse
The fact that the media pick up on IE cockups? hmm,
"Stupid UK"? So im stupid for using IE9 with hardware acceleration that actually works?  Roll eyes
Personally, i use chrome / FF and IE. but IE is my main port of call, Chrome for google services (just.. cause?) and FF for Banking. (Clears all cookies etc. etc on close, saves opening an inprivate browsing session)
Theres always gonna be a "FF > IE" argument. But tbh, its crap.
Dont kid yourself into thinking your secure, just cause your using Firefox to browse your porn. Grin
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Re: Microsoft warning over browser security flaw

@Matt_2k34 what browser would you recommend for porn......not that I.... Embarrassed

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