Internet Explorer Is Just Too Risky

Posted by dave on Jun 30, 2004 7:56 AM EDT
BusinessWeek; By Stephen H. Wildstrom
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Until Microsoft proves it can fix IE's security bugs, you're better off using one of a few good alternatives as much as possible In late June, network security experts saw one of their worst fears realized. Attackers exploited a pair of known but unpatched flaws in Microsoft's Web server software and Internet Explorer browser to compromise seemingly safe Web sites. People who browsed there on Windows computers got infected with malicious code without downloading anything. I've been growing increasingly concerned about IE's endless security problems, and this episode has convinced me that the program is simply too dangerous for routine use.

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