Microsoft promises patch for Internet Explorer security flaw

Security flaw affects versions of Explorer going back to 2001

Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer should be aware of a new security flaw.  

It can allow hackers to gain acess to your computer.

The problem is this flaw has been in every Internet Explorer version since 2001.   

IE versions 6 through 11 are affected, which collectively account for 55 percent of the global browser market.

Microsoft is promising a patch.

A cyberseucrity software maker, FireEye, says hackers have been using the vulnerability to attack US-based companies in the financial and defense sectors.  

The company also says other groups of hackers are now racing to learn more about this so they can launch similar attacks before the security update arrives.

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  1. Angry Bill posted on 04/28/2014 11:10 AM
    A lot of personal use browsers are Firefox or Chrome now. The main users of Internet Exploder now (besides the hopelessly clueless) are businesses and government offices, because most of them have some sort of unholy licensing agreement with Micro$oft.

    At work, we have Internet Exploder as part of our corporate image on our computers. However, I "borrowed" a local admin account and installed Chrome, which I use for everything except internal intranet web sites.

    I have never trusted Internet Exploder, and probably never will. At home, it's a combo of Firefox/Chrome.
  2. john posted on 04/28/2014 12:48 PM
    i would never use that crap program . Firefox rules big time . windows explorder is a terrible program .
  3. Karl Burgin posted on 05/14/2014 11:16 AM
    There is a browser called Lunascape- that uses all three engines that are based in Chrome(?), Firefox (Gecko-engine), and Internet Explorer (Trident Engine).

    Unfortunately, a lot of the servers using Windows Server (i.e. 2003/2008 or higher) to interact with them using RDS, you have to have Internet Explorer. Even with plug-ins/add-ons for Chrome/Firefox, the function just wouldn't work properly.
    This should be a lesson to those who like to bundle their browser with their operating system: Do Not Do It.
  4. Bill R posted on 05/14/2014 02:24 PM
    I realize that Microsoft has umpteen disclaimers with their software as to usability liability, etc., because they know full well how crap it is. Has anyone considered suing Microsoft for creating sub par software? Security flaws and vulnerability indeed. They need to be held accountable for shoddy work. Up to and including being charged criminally... as long as they imply their software is in any way industrial worthy.
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