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(Ars Technica)   Exciting news from 2001: Microsoft says Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, and 8 are vulnerable to remote code execution   (arstechnica.com) divider line 11
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2013-01-01 08:48:14 PM
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downstairs: St_Francis_P: By this time, I have to assume those using IE are forced to, or just don't care.

IE9 is a fine browser.  Its my main browser.  I've never had a problem.


It's really not
http://html5test.com/results/desktop.html
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You see the features aimed at you. You do not see what you're missing. I have to replicate the features that are meant to be built into your browser so the site shows up correctly for you. If I don't, I have to make it so the basic functions still work for you. That way you never notice the problem.

It's like bragging about how your apartment stays so tidy while oblivious to the fact that your roommate hired a maid. "I drop something on the floor, and the next day it's clean, folded and in my closet. It's a great apartment."
2013-01-01 02:50:27 PM
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serial_crusher: Not exactly an "IE is vulnerable to remote code execution" bug.  It's vulnerable to attacks that only happen if you visit a malicious site.  The already-hacked machines are vulnerable to remote code execution, not every IE user.  It's slightly less bad.


If a "malicious" web site is allowed to execute raw code, then that's a remote code execution bug. I'm not really sure what you're trying to correct there. Website should not be able to execute just any code on your computer. The only "code" that should be "executing" on a website is Javascript, which should be sandboxed to only have access to a very limited set of things.
2013-01-01 02:42:19 PM
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Generation_D: St_Francis_P: By this time, I have to assume those using IE are forced to, or just don't care.

Some sites interoperate only with MS, believe it or not.  Also, FWIW, MS isn't stealing your identity for profit, a la google.  I'd still go with a well defended FF as my default, adblock/nostript/ghostery to nuke out these ad tracking bugs, etc....


Google can EABOD for pretending that adding an integrated Flash player (like it's so hard to install yourself) is enough compensation for loading Chrome up with spyware. They also don't like add-ons that let you download YouTube videos. No thanks. I prefer Chromium browsers, but Google's Chrome isn't the only "flavour" out there. I use SRWare Iron.
2013-01-01 02:30:31 PM
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Lanadapter: angrymacface: More like 2010.

And 2014


I said 2010 because IE 7 and 8 were not in existence in 2001.
2013-01-01 02:29:39 PM
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Generation_D: St_Francis_P: By this time, I have to assume those using IE are forced to, or just don't care.

Some sites interoperate only with MS, believe it or not.  Also, FWIW, MS isn't stealing your identity for profit, a la google.  I'd still go with a well defended FF as my default, adblock/nostript/ghostery to nuke out these ad tracking bugs, etc....


it aint 2001 any more, so whoever made that site scammed you. It's more likely, however that you were scammed 10 years ago and still wont bother to hire someone competent to fix it
2013-01-01 02:26:31 PM
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the bad news is you're stuck with 8 if youre on xp.

oh wait windows isnt a closed platform and you can install whatever browser you want

for free
2013-01-01 02:14:52 PM
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St_Francis_P: By this time, I have to assume those using IE are forced to, or just don't care.


Unless you are a techie or a web dev, you generally find a web browser about as exciting as Louis CK does IKEA rugs:

"It's flat, it's blue, it goes on the floor, it's not coated with AIDS, and it's not a portal to a netherplace. It doesn't make me cum, but it's fine."

Unless it is IE6, which pretty much IS coated with the digital equivalent of AIDS, most people will just go with what is preinstalled on their computer.
2013-01-01 12:58:20 PM
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St_Francis_P: By this time, I have to assume those using IE are forced to, or just don't care.


Some sites interoperate only with MS, believe it or not.  Also, FWIW, MS isn't stealing your identity for profit, a la google.  I'd still go with a well defended FF as my default, adblock/nostript/ghostery to nuke out these ad tracking bugs, etc....
2013-01-01 12:13:50 PM
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the attack sprung from the Council of Foreign Relations website, creating a "watering hole attack" that left people who visited the site through older versions of the browser open to further attack.

Not exactly an "IE is vulnerable to remote code execution" bug.  It's vulnerable to attacks that only happen if you visit a malicious site.  The already-hacked machines are vulnerable to remote code execution, not every IE user.  It's slightly less bad.
2013-01-01 11:55:35 AM
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 When my mom's computer went sideways, I just installed Firefox and changed the icons to look like the "internet button." Today I'd probably do Chrome, but still. This is the best way you can help your family, people.
2013-01-01 11:27:21 AM
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By this time, I have to assume those using IE are forced to, or just don't care.
 
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