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Don't use Internet Explorer, warns US government
« on: Mon Apr 28, 2014 - 15:04:57 »

 The US Department of Homeland Security is advising citizens to use alternatives to Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks.


  The United States Computer Emergence Readiness Team (US-CERT) said in an advisory that the vulnerability in versions 6 to 11 of Internet Explorer "could lead to the complete compromise of an affected system".


  Microsoft warned customers over the weekend that a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser could allow hackers to gain access to their computers.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/microsoft/10793272/Dont-use-Internet-Explorer-warns-US-government.html


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Don't use Internet Explorer, warns US government
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Re: Don't use Internet Explorer, warns US government
« Reply #1 on: Sun May 04, 2014 - 16:43:05 »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2618102/Microsoft-FINALLY-fixes-Internet-Explorer-bug-days-Government-warned-computer-users-abandon-browser.html
By Mark Prigg
Published: 14:53 EST, 1 May 2014 | Updated: 22:39 EST, 1 May 2014

Microsoft has finally fixed a disastrous bug in its Internet Explorer web browser so severe the U.S. Department of Homeland Security advised computer users to abandon the software.

Adrienne Hall, general manager of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, said in a statement that the company decided to fix the problem quickly for all customers, saying it takes the security of its products 'incredibly seriously.'

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Re: Don't use Internet Explorer, warns US government
« Reply #2 on: Wed May 21, 2014 - 06:43:15 »
The US Department of Homeland Security is advising citizens to use alternatives to Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks.

That is interesting.  I work on a US govt computer network (NOAA) and many of our intra-net sites ONLY work on IE. 

Go figure......

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Re: Don't use Internet Explorer, warns US government
« Reply #3 on: Thu May 22, 2014 - 01:54:33 »
bummer - I haven't heard anything about this on the news.  I hope the fix was in one of the recent updates on my computer.  I don't even like IE - my computer guy put it on when he changed my OS from xp to win 7. 
« Last Edit: Thu May 22, 2014 - 02:02:47 by skeeter »

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