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News MS warns of major IE flaw

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 17 Dec 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. landi_uk

    landi_uk New Member

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    A bit late with the news MS have already announced that a patch is released tonight
     
  3. bowman

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    ..people use IE? Christ people, time to switch. It's not like this is the first or last major security flaw.
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Aye - that article was written last night, before the patch was announced.
     
  5. airchie

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    Typo
    And as has been said, why oh why would anyone use IE??
    Firefox and/or Opera are surely the way forward??
     
  6. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    Some of the web admin pages I use at work will only work with IE, and Exchange web access only works properly with IE, so I have to keep it on my system. (there is one bit of Cisco software that somehow uses IE to download it's installer and will fail if you have any version of IE except 6. This is a PITA)
     
  7. StephenK

    StephenK Sneak 'em Upper

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    True but IE would be popular with a lot of folks as 'the one they have on their machines'. These people are also usually more vulnerable to these dangers as they are often less net savy :(
     
  8. Goty

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    I use exchange all the time with Firefox all the time with no issues.

    *shrugs*
     
  9. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    I like IE... I honestly do. It all makes sense to me. Everything else is different and therefor scary and uncomfortable. Plus Firefox is ugly.

    These are my actual reasons believe it or not.
     
  10. BioSniper

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    I am forced to use IE at work. Something to do with being an MS partner apparently.
     
  11. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Opera, yes, for its small footprint and speed. Firefox has great flexibility, but with great flexibility comes great bloat. It still does not display video streams fluently because of the resource hog it is.
     
  12. DarkFear

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    This might be a stupid question, but how would a username/password be obtained for a MMO?

    Banking details I can understand since you'd be using IE to view the banking website but I’m not quite sure about the MMO thing.

    I used to play WoW but have switched over to GuildWars/Last Chaos and these games use their own client for logging in etc. How would a username/password be obtained in this case?

    I suppose this would only be a problem if you have to launch the game via IE but I’m not aware of any MMO’s that runs via IE (though that doesn’t mean there aren’t any).
     
  13. Glider

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    I think IE is nested inside Windows so closely that everthing accessing the networking stack gets IE code.
     
  14. Lepermessiah

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    IE works fine, FF was a lot better, not so much anymore. FF the last year has had more security alerts then IE.
     
  15. flacowboy

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    patch was released
     
  16. Akava

    Akava Lurking...

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    Just had a 5 MB update from Windows update for IE7 so I would say Flacowboy is correct.
     
  17. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I use IE7 daily, it's stable enough for my uses, and i don't get issues with it, plus, i know what i'm doing with it. Yes, i have firefox, but it's not as easy to fireup, 1 click for IE, 2 clicks for FF, 1 click wins for me.

    Sam
     
  18. frojoe

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    why is it two clicks for you, its only one for me?
     
  19. The Jambo

    The Jambo Last on the scene

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    Runescape runs completely using the browser, along with many other free MMO's.
     
  20. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I have to use IE at school and work but when I come home I like to cuddle up and browse with Firefox
     
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