Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Internet Explorer

The Australian Government's "Stay Start Online" website has suggested changing your browser so as not to use Microsoft's Internet Explorer!   This occurred on 29 April, and is because Microsoft  issued a security advisory warning about a critical vulnerability affecting all versions of Internet Explorer,  known to be targeted by cyber criminals.
Apparently, the vulnerability can be exploited if an attacker gains access to your computer, or if you visit a malicious website using one of the affected versions of Internet Explorer.

But for an Australian Government site to suggest (albeit gently) that we ought not to use a Microsoft product?  Very interesting!

Edit:  I understand that Microsoft has now issued patches for this problem, including in respect of Windows XP, notwithstanding they are not now supporting it.

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