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      Major flaw revealed in Internet Explorer; users urged to switch


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      Major flaw revealed in Internet Explorer; users urged to switch : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech

      The major press outlets are abuzz this morning with news of a major new security flaw that affects all versions of Internet Explorer from IE5 to the latest beta of IE8. The attack has serious and far-reaching ramifications -- and they're not just theoretical attacks. In fact, the flaw is already in wide use as a tool to steal online game passwords, with some 10,000 websites infected with the code needed to take advantage of the hole in IE.

      Virtually all security experts (as well as myself) are counseling users to switch to any other web browser -- none of the others are affected, including Firefox, Chrome, and Opera -- at least for the time being, though Microsoft has stubbornly said it "cannot recommend people switch due to this one flaw." Microsoft adds that it is working on a fix but has offered no ETA on when that might happen. Meanwhile it offers some suggestions for a temporary patch, including setting your Internet security zone settings to "high" and offering some complicated workarounds. (Some reports state, however, that the fixes do not actually work.)

      Expedient patching or switching are essential. Security pros fear that the attack will soon spread beyond the theft of gaming passwords and into more criminal arenas, as the malicious code can be placed on any website and can be adapted to steal any password stored or entered using the browser. It's now down to the issue of time: Will Microsoft repair the problem and distribute a patch quickly enough to head off the tsunami of fraud that's about to hit or will it come too late to do any good?

      Meanwhile, I'll reiterate my recommendation: Switch from Internet Explorer as soon as you can. You can always switch back once the threat is eliminated.

      Links for other browsers to try: Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
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      Just last nite, I briefly switched back to Explorer because Firefox loads sooooooooooooooooooooooo slooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
      But everytime a page loaded for Explorer a bar popped up and prevented me from doing any action until I clicked on it. EVERYTIME! So I downloaded Firefox aaaaaaaand IIIIII'mmmmmm jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuussssssssssttt tttttt mmmmmmmmmooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvviiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnggggggggggg lllllllllllllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiikkkkkkkkkkkkkke ttttttttthhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiissss.
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      You should download Safari or either Opera. Peace.





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      I'm a Mac guy.

      Camino is my browser of choice.

      Camino. Mozilla Power, Mac Style

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      Yea I use Camino on my mac also. Peace.





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      Quote Originally Posted by G.O.D.F.A.T.H.A. View Post
      Yea I use Camino on my mac also. Peace.
      I used Firefox before I switched to Camino. Camino is more of a purely cocoa-based application, so it functions better.

      I have a Macbook Pro. Great machine. What about you?

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      I have an iMac. Just the normal consumer MAC. I also have a mac mini.





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      Switching to Safari now...
      "We may be investigated, incarcerated or murdered for the things we dare to write...
      But we are young and Black, fearless and free...
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      Asante Sana for the info

      And no matter what game they play
      We got something they could never take away
      And it's the fire (fire), it's the fire (fire)
      That's burning down everything
      Feel that fire (fire), the fire (fire)
      No water could put out this fire (fire)




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