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Ref critical flaw in IE and Microsofts advice to use another browser!

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Not sure everyone would be aware of this so thought I would give a heads up re any updates from Microsoft to fix Internet Explorer. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7784908.stm SH
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Not sure everyone would be aware of this so thought I would give a heads up re any updates from Microsoft to fix Internet Explorer.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7784908.stm

SH
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#2
lol@ use another browser...

When I read threads about things like ps3 v's xbox i always get annoyed at the fanboys...


But I'm a total fan(girl) of firefox... why do people still even use IE?



:)
#3
I agree ChipSticks, but so many still do - and I am a girly geek...lol

SH
#4
Firefox or opera all the way. I use opera and its so much better than IE.
#5
firefox for me, havent used IE for years.
#6
SmoochieHoney
I agree ChipSticks, but so many still do - and I am a girly geek...lol

SH


Girly geeks rule!

:thumbsup: :oops: :-D
#7
Microsoft will be advising us to use Linux before too long :)
banned#8
anyone reading this with IE.

Move into the 21st century - install firefox and say goodbye to IE forever!

I struggle to understand how people go to the effort to make sure they have top anti-virus and firewall software installed and then use IE!

FIREFOX 3 LINK
#9
Use Opera or FF
#10
I just finished fixing my friends laptop for him, had loads of viruses etc. I was tempted to install firefox for him yesterday but thought, hey its his choice to use IE... I'm using this news story as my excuse to install it anyway lolllll
#11
Perhaps now some of the online banks will adapt their sites to use anything other than IE.

Abbey has just launched an updated online service and they made a big announcement that it now supports Firefox. Trouble is nobody had told them about Firefox 3.0 as their site only works on 2.2!
#12
Google Chrome is the browser to have.
#13
I've heard Firefox mentioned on here before but never really understood what you were all on about, anyway it's installing at the mo.

Do I need to change any settings on my PC and do I need to change my Windows Mail at all

Thanks geeks (and girly geeks!)!
#14
The trouble is that if enough people can be persuaded to use Firefox/Opera/Chrome etc to the extent that one of them had a significant share of the browser market (e.g. >10%?), the hackers would take the trouble to find the security flaws! It is very naive to assume that, just because the hackers don't bother, any of these is more secure than IE. :thumbsup:

I've tried them all and still use Firefox and Chrome occasionally but find that, overall, IE works better on a broader range of web pages than the others.
#15
banned#16
jamesWHUFC;3776873
Google Chrome is the browser to have.

why?

its just a cut down version of firefox. ok if you have a low end pc I suppose and slow BB.
#17
Agree with the main point that hackers will find their way through in the end - though do think that Firefox is more robust. Did You know You can get an add-on for Firefox that solves the problem if you can't view any I.E. pages? - although don't know when you tried it last - cant think of any pages I have problems with.
#18
SmoochieHoney
Agree with the main point that hackers will find their way through in the end - though do think that Firefox is more robust. Did You know You can get an add-on for Firefox that solves the problem if you can't view any I.E. pages? - although don't know when you tried it last - cant think of any pages I have problems with.


Only current criticisms of Firefox are that it takes longer to load than IE7 and I prefer IE7's tabs. As I only use Firefox rarely, I would accept that the old viewing problem may well have been solved. :)
#19
csiman
why?

its just a cut down version of firefox. ok if you have a low end pc I suppose and slow BB.


Alternatively if you just want a browser with download manager and want a fast browser then it is good.

I dont need all the **** that comes with firefox, IE etc. Just good old fast browsing.
banned#20
Bump.......
#21
i use firefox but i do find for some sites and features i have to use ie7

ebay for instance you cannot use the advanced picture uploader on firefox
banned#22
casparwhite;3777820
i use firefox but i do find for some sites and features i have to use ie7

ebay for instance you cannot use the advanced picture uploader on firefox

yeah - I use IE only for tescos and quidco
#23
http://bloodsuckers.de/images/smiles/ieweglovefx_167.gif


FF all the way :)
#24
noob
http://bloodsuckers.de/images/smiles/ieweglovefx_167.gif


FF all the way :)


Lol, love that pik.
#25
The thread title is incorrect and entirely misleading, Microsoft are not advising people to use another browser:

Microsoft urged people to be vigilant while it investigated and prepared an emergency patch to resolve it.


Many businesses still use IE (the one I do does) because none of the other browsers can be managed centrally making Firefox rated by some as one of the most risky apps for business.

Personally I use Opera but just because people are unable to see why anyone would use IE, doesn't mean there is no reason.

John
#26
hey, does anyone know how i import my bookmarks from IE to firefox please?
banned#27
mum2b;3778329
hey, does anyone know how i import my bookmarks from IE to firefox please?

GOOGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#28
csiman;3777093
why?

its just a cut down version of firefox. ok if you have a low end pc I suppose and slow BB.


Not quite. (in very basic terms) FF2/3 and IE7 have a 'bug' in that they don't free up memory properly when you close a tab and manage memory use VERY poorly when you have multiple sites open so after a while they're using up massive amounts of system memory which slows everything down.

Chrome has had that side of things re-worked so that you should be able to use it all day long without it ever 'leaking' memory. To the average user its not all that different, but under the surface its the way FF and IE should have been from the start.

also, FWIW, Firefox is not the impenetrable fortress some would have you believe - the best defence is common sense.
#29
For those with IE who want to see the effects of this security flaw in action, just type 'porn' or 'warez' into the search box and click any link :lol:
#30
Tempted I am with the former.

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