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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Internet Explorer users - please read

It seems there is a new revolt to dump IE and move to another browser due to too many security issues. While MS has never been known for being too secure.... it seems this latest attack on google was based on an exploit that effects all versions of IE.

If you use it, do so at your own risk, I personally would recommend for everyone to use a different browser.

You can read all the recent news articles on the exploit and the bandwagon to stop using IE here
Should you dump Internet Explorer, NOW? - Google News

Here is my top 4 for what it's worth

1. Google Chrome
2. Firefox
3. Opera
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-18-2010, 04:54 AM
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Sadly, there's far too many web based apps that still require IE in the business world. However, most people can get away with using another browser for their personal use.
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All this hype over the latest bug is overblown.
IE8 is probably the MOST secure of all the browsers, however it's also the most targeted due to it's massive market share. IE6 was horribly insecure, IE7 was better, but still not so good. IE8 is quite secure. Firefox and Chrome also have security vulnerabilities found quite often, they just don't usually make it onto tech news blogs. Read the changelogs on firefox versions, lots of security fixes almost every build.

That being said, I use firefox for most of my day to day browsing. I used to be a huge Opera fan, and still dabble with it from time to time. I still use IE for certain sites that don't work without it (require activex controls).


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Been using chrome for home use for about 6-8 months now. Every now and then Firefox. Haven't opened IE at all since I downloaded Chrome. Except for work of course....no choice in the matter there. But then again, thats why we have an IT dept...they can deal with the issues.


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All this hype over the latest bug is overblown.
IE8 is probably the MOST secure of all the browsers, however it's also the most targeted due to it's massive market share. IE6 was horribly insecure, IE7 was better, but still not so good. IE8 is quite secure. Firefox and Chrome also have security vulnerabilities found quite often, they just don't usually make it onto tech news blogs. Read the changelogs on firefox versions, lots of security fixes almost every build.

That being said, I use firefox for most of my day to day browsing. I used to be a huge Opera fan, and still dabble with it from time to time. I still use IE for certain sites that don't work without it (require activex controls).
lol how do you figure it's the most secure when in fact IE8 also has this issue?



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Right from the horses mouth...

Affected Software

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, and Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Vista x64 Edition, Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1, and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows 7
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3, and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems, and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3, and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems, and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows Vista x64 Edition, Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1, and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3, and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows Vista x64 Edition, Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1, and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
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my biggest flaws on this browser:
1. No pop up blocker
2. No Drop down box to see history instead of typing it in

is it me or am i missing something, i searched thru the options and couldnt find anything.
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my biggest flaws on this browser:
1. No pop up blocker
2. No Drop down box to see history instead of typing it in

is it me or am i missing something, i searched thru the options and couldnt find anything.
In which browser?
IE8 ha both of those features.

Do you mean chrome?
Chrome has history (wrench/history, or ALT+H)
It has a built in, but not user configurable, popup blocker.


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i know i was hoping they would have it in the url bar like ie8. Also the pop up blocker sucks. I got to sites and pop ups still appear....
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Try FF 3.6 you should like it...

After finding a few bugs in Chrome I went back to FF 3.6

Strange as some systems Chrome works just fine, but on similar systems (all running win7 64) there are issues loading some pages. There were complaints of the same on googles site, but they have not been addressed, so FF it is again.



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One major issue we do have with IE8, is it you use a Google-Sites website, which we do since our organization uses google-apps for email, you can get IE to freeze up solid.
On sites with a file-cabinet, if there are more files then fit on the page, and you try to scroll down, IE freezes solid.
Google says it's MS's problem, MS says it's Googles, no one fixes it.
Problem doesn't exist on IE7 or any other browser, so I tend to believe Google on that one.


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In which browser?
IE8 ha both of those features.

Do you mean chrome?
Chrome has history (wrench/history, or ALT+H)
Or right-click the forward/back arrows, or click and hold the forward/back arrows.


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i know i was hoping they would have it in the url bar like ie8. Also the pop up blocker sucks. I got to sites and pop ups still appear....
It shows up as a bar much like IE/FF for me. It's just in the lower right rather than right below the address bar. It also works quite well for the sites I visit -- I've gotten no extraneous popups, and I've gotten notices when it blocks them. Granted, I'm using the beta channel version so I can use extensions, so that may be the difference.


That said, I'm not entirely sold on it yet. Some of the more complicated (like multi-proxy routing...and yes, I really do have need for that) extensions I was using in FF either don't exist or don't work very well for chrome. For regular day-to-day browsing, however, it's pretty decent.
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yeah i have no extensions. So i dont get any warnings of pop ups being blocked. I was impressed by the speed though, just need a few things fixed and id come back to it
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