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Master Geek

Topic # 28944 16-Dec-2008 21:44
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I heard of this first on RNZ News this evening, and below is a link to the BBC News site. It seems that a number of attacks have occurred, as a result of a security "hole" in IE, particularly IE7. Microsoft are recommending that IE users switch to another browser until this is fixed.

A golden opportuniity for Mozilla and Opera.......!

Here's the URL:

Sorry, dunno how to "enliven" that - could one of the Moderators help, maybe?

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 184651 16-Dec-2008 22:45
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IMO you should be using Firefox/Opera/Chrome already, since all offer more features than IE, and currently have better web standards support.

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 184848 17-Dec-2008 19:35
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maxthon is very good. if configured correctly on install it look similar to IE if thats what you are use to. give it a go

wouldnt trust chrome with a bardge poll dodgy old google wanting to own every thing that passes through there software

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Master Geek

Reply # 184849 17-Dec-2008 19:42
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Ah but I do! I've been a Firefox user for several years, and would not consider going back to using IE.

I wonder how long it'll take MS to produce a fix for the present problem.....??

And thanks to Mods for "quickening" that link for me.


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  Reply # 184875 17-Dec-2008 21:53
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weatherman: ...Microsoft are recommending that IE users switch to another browser...

Eh? From the very article you referenced! "...Microsoft counselled against taking such action. 'I cannot recommend people switch due to this one flaw,'..."

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