UK and US Warned against Using IEAdded: Monday, May 5th, 2014
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The governments of both countries recommended computer users to switch to alternative web browsers from Internet Explorer, until Microsoft fixes a security flaw used by the attackers to hack into victims’ computers.
According to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, which is a unit within the Department of Homeland Security, the vulnerability in versions 6 to 11 of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer could cause “the complete compromise” of an affected system.
In a recently issued advisory, the UK National Computer Emergency Response Team told the UK users that besides considering alternative web browsers, they are better to also make sure their antivirus software is current and regularly updated. As it became recently known, versions 6 to 11 of IE are vulnerable, but they dominate desktop browsing, with more than a half of the world market using it. As a result, now there are a lot of people who want to download a different web browser. The options include Google’s Chrome or Mozilla’s Firefox. By the way, the last time that there was this sort of panic, Mozilla cleaned up, especially in the European Union.
A few days ago, cybersecurity software maker FireEye revealed that a sophisticated group of hackers has been found to be exploiting the bug in a campaign known as “Operation Clandestine Fox”.
Another concern expressed by the industry experts is that even after the software giant fixes the vulnerability; it won’t be available to people who are still using expired Windows XP. Microsoft has stopped supporting XP except for selected customers who pay for it. The market sees a reluctance of many businesses and users to switch from the aging OS even despite the warnings that its use might endanger their business’ health.
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Monday, May 5th, 2014
|would not use ie if you paid me too anyway|
|posted by (2014-05-05 19:43:17)|
|wow people still use i.e. i'm shocked given the amount of far better browser's around still here in uk everything is snooped upon even to the point of what washing powder you use haha thank you sam i just hope other's take heed and dump window's into obscurity after the farce 8 plus 8.1.|
|Its rubbish i use chrome with addblock|
|I have`nt use it since the EU commission found spyware in it 10 years ago|
|Homeland security experts are a little late and far behind the rest of the world it shows that whilst Microsoft and its Fusion centres are right in bed with the NSA and all their affiliates the left hand does`nt know what the right is doing.|
|im pretty sure ms issued a fix via updates just the other day. this story is over a week old, i think they even issued it to xp users too, despite no more support for xp, so at least they did something about it. that said ive used firefox for years.|
|posted by (2014-05-05 22:28:08)|
|I haven't used IE for INTERNET browsing for Nearly 20 years. The ONLY thing I use IE for is INTERNAL html viewing (it's blocked in my firewall). I've been a devout Netscape Navigator/Mozilla Firefox (and recently Waterfox ... the 64bit version) user for all that time.|
I do admit to using the 'IE Tab 2' add on in Firefox on occasion, for pages that weren't written with Firefox in mind, and consequently don't render properly. But that's rare these days, with ~%20 of the world using the browser. Apparently pages written for Chrome render better than those written for IE, and Chrome (at ~%46) has a FAR bigger usage than IE these days and, as a result, most web pages have been updated with this in mind.
|posted by (2014-05-06 00:12:24)|
|Torch Browser is the one for me. It's the downloader's browser. Built in torrent client, media grabber and you can use apps from Google Chrome store. Together with Ad block, MyWOT, Webutation & Ghostery, it's the dogs bo--ox.|
|posted by (2014-05-06 01:32:00)|
|M$ has already announced they have a fix and it will include XP for this 1 fix but no more for XP after this one.. never used IE and even have it completely uninstalled from ALL my pc's use linux more than M$ products anyway..|
|FireFox and Mac (or any Unix like system) the team winner|
|posted by (2014-05-06 04:46:27)|
|"I haven't used IE for INTERNET browsing for Nearly 20 years."|
Then you haven't used IE. It's not even 19 years old.
|lol Timbo. Very foolish to use IE even with patch. It's too high of a target and doesnt it still hook into the OS?|
|posted by (2014-05-06 07:37:00)|
|Ialso use Chrome with Zenmate and adBlocker....|
|I hope from now on that Microsoft tells us now IE should not be use full stop|
|@PILCH Good choice on web browser! However adblock plus does all the same things as the other addons you mentioned in one tool.|
|posted by (2014-05-06 14:40:13)|
|@ lovs2build. Gunna have a gander at ad block plus... Torch Browser has just improved too by adding Tourch Player. Lets you look at your torrent film as it downloads. Much like Bitcomet.|
|Zwnmate and adblock on chrome|
browse like a king
|W.T.F IS THIS|
>U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team
do we actually employ these idiots ?? and if so do we fire their ass's when they drop the ball or can we expect microsoft to dissolve I.E just like x.p ?? So many questions and so few answers....
|I always use IE , I don't see the issue. I dislike foxfire and chrome never used any other|
|posted by (2014-05-07 05:15:29)|
|"I always use IE , I don't see the issue. I dislike foxfire and chrome never used any other"|
Lol, i bet you love to see ads everywhere then But honestly, beside that, i think they did a great job with i.e. in recent years. Still wouldn't give up on Chrome with adblock plus and a couple of other very useful add-ons tho.
|Just for the record...People that use library's for free internet and use there computers have to us what they provide. In this case Internet Explore. It's about who paid for those said computers and software to begin with. Me, well, Firefox with some added security.|
|I found out that IE security flaw persists all the way from Windows 95 to current version Windows 8.1... I quit using IE about one year ago... I use Google Chrome and Ad-Block plus. I found that pop-up ad bothersome! so I downloaded this Ad-block in order to clean up the webpage by blocking these ad.|
|posted by (2014-05-08 20:33:46)|
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