Tag: Internet Explorer
STOP USING INTERNET EXPLORER!
There is a vulnerability in the XML core of IE that has been exploited. There currently is not an update available from Microsoft.
ENGLISH: Your machine could be OWNED if you traverse a website that has this exploit enabled!
Since the last time I wrote on Internet Explorer it was the most common web browser used. Because of the rise of MAC computers and users liking the features and possibly security of other browsers the popularity of Internet Explorer as a browser has decreased tremendously. (In 2009, Internet Explorer usage was at 70% and now in 2012 Internet Explorer usage is at 25%)
Back in my security lab days, my fellow lab rats would refer to Internet Explorer as “Internet Exploder”! ha! One of the first questions I ask when people are having problems with pop up’s or surfing the … Read More »
Back in my security lab days, my fellow lab rats would refer to Internet Explorer as “Internet Exploder”! ha! One of the first questions I ask when people are having problems with pop up’s or surfing the web is: “What web browser are you using? Internet Explorer or Firefox?” More often than not, people use Internet Explorer. So, what is the difference? Why is Internet Explorer less secure?
Updates – Internet Explorer is automatically installed with Windows. Because of this, the only way to update Internet Explorer is through the Windows Automatic Updates. That is fine, but the problem is that most people don’t think to install the Windows (which includes Internet Explorer) updates.
Market Share – Internet Explorer is used by 60% of web traffic. If you were a nasty cyber crime thief, which browser would you go after? Internet Explorer … Read More »