McAfee: Attacks on Google in China via IE sophisticated, dangerous

You might seriously consider not using IE until Microsoft fixes the problem. Because the exploit code is now available on the Net

The public release of the exploit code increases the possibility of widespread attacks using the Internet Explorer vulnerability. The now public computer code may help cybercriminals craft attacks that use the vulnerability to compromise Windows systems.

As reported on Thursday by McAfee and confirmed by Microsoft, the security vulnerability affects Internet Explorer on all recent versions of Windows. An attacker could gain complete control over a vulnerable system by tricking a user to visit a rigged Web page. New versions of Windows make this exploitation harder, but not impossible.

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  • DJ

    Jeez… I’ve switched to Chrome, mostly, but it doesn’t run sites that use Active X and it’s unpredictable with Java. And I really don’t like Firefox.

  • Woody

    I switched to FireFox and use it for 98% of my default browsing. The only site I visit that needs IE is Microsoft’s update site. FireFox can do ActiveX now (with a plugin), and allows strict control over when and if it runs ActiveX, Flash, Java, Javascript, and more via the NoScript plugin. Together, the two cut page clutter, load time, and stop annoying flash ads when you don’t want them (while still letting you see a place-holder, so you know something is supposed to be there).

    Using IE (of any version) in this day and age is just asking to get spyware and/or viruses.

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