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Yet another reason to ditch IE

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
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The Cleft of Venus
I realize none of you choir boys browse porn sites, but thought I'd post this up anyways. Yet another reason to ditch IE.
....if you havn't already done so.

Porn sites exploit new IE flaw
September 19, 2006, 3:58 PM PT

Miscreants are using an unpatched security bug in Internet Explorer to install malicious software from rigged Web sites, experts warned Tuesday.

"Fully patched Internet Explorer browsers are vulnerable," Ken Dunham, director of the rapid response team at VeriSign's iDefense, said in an e-mailed statement. "This new zero-day attack is trivial to reproduce and has great potential for widespread Web-based attacks in the near future."

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6117407.html
 

binary visions

The voice of reason
Jun 13, 2002
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NC
I love how these dumbass writers always through words in there like "unpatched" or "unprotected"... If it were patched or protected, it wouldn't be a flaw, and you wouldn't be writing an article about it, smart guys.
 

sanjuro

Tube Smuggler
Sep 13, 2004
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SF
You don't need to "jump ship" - they'll all live happily together on the same desktop. I use FF for day to day stuff, Opera occasionally, and IE if I *have* to.
Of course, how could you remove IE? It is an integral part of the O/S...
 

Quo Fan

don't make me kick your ass
I used to work for a computer store, and we used ieradicator regularly. Works the bomb. Gets rid of IE everywhere on the computer. We used it when we got off-lease computers that had IE crippled so we could reload IE so we could sell the computer.
 

Transcend

My Nuts Are Flat
Apr 18, 2002
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Towing the party line.
Tabs have been around on every other browser for what..5 years now? Way to go MS. I wouldn't exactly call that a feature.

IE7 WILL break many , many sites. It isn't a single step in the right direction. MS completely missed the boat again, not like that is a big surprise however.

They could have made it pass the acid 2 test, and actually obey standards like Opera, FireFox, Safari and Konqueror. Nope, instead they decide to do their own thing and piss off developers everywhere.