Another Internet Explorer Security Alert

A large number of our clients use Internet Explorer (IE) as their standard company web browser, I beg you to stop. Yesterday (September 17, 2012) another larger security hole was found in IE.

Here are there important points:
“Microsoft Corp warned that a newly discovered bug in its Internet Explorer web browser makes PCs vulnerable to attack by hackers and urged customers to download a piece of security software to mitigate the risk of infection.” –  this is not a simple IE update, you need to install and configure new software on your machine to make you safe.

“Some security experts said it would be too cumbersome for many PC users to implement the measures suggested by Microsoft.” – too difficult for the average user to do.

“For consumers it might be easier to simply click on Chrome,” said Dave Marcus, director of advanced research and threat intelligence with Intel Corp’s McAfee security division.

Here’s a link to a story with all the details; http://bit.ly/OWC8GE

If your IT department/supplier isn’t worried, it’s because they get paid overtime to fix problems later.

So what should you…
1. On a PC, stop using Internet Explorer forever.
2. Install a different browser, both Firefox and Chrome are safer, and faster, and render web pages better.

 

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