April 30th, 2014

Windows Web Browser Woes

Recently a new issue with the Windows web browser Internet Explorer was revealed by Microsoft. This specific issue is concerning because of how widespread the bug is. It’s a flaw that is inside all versions of Internet Explorer from 6 – 11. It’s the most used program to surf the web. If you use Windows you should consider downloading a different web browser at least until there is a patch released for Internet Explorer. As of this writing there isn’t one.

Here is the official post detailing what the problem is: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/security/2963983

You could try and follow these instructions to keep using Internet Explorer:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/securitytipstalk/archive/2014/04/28/guidance-for-internet-explorer-vulnerability.aspx

But it might be easier to download a different web browser to surf the web. When you install one of these they will import all your bookmarks from Internet Explorer.

Here’s some alternate browsers:

Chrome (by Google) – https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/

Firefox – http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Opera – http://www.opera.com/

If you still use Windows XP you should stop using Internet Explorer all together and get a different browser because Microsoft will not be patching the flaw in their web browser now that they are no longer supporting XP.

More details about the problem with Internet Explorer in Windows XP can be found here: http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/04/28/windows-ie-xp-threat/

Julian
@LDComputers

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