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[Gizmodo] New Vulnerability Found In Every Single Version of Internet Explorer

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According to a confirmation by Microsoft late last night, a new zero day vulnerability has been found to affect every version of Internet Explorer. In other words—over a quarter of the entire browser market.
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Ah, Internet Exploder!
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The last time I used IE was back in 2011. It was crap then and it is crap now.
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With all the improvements made since IE10 it had almost regained its status as an usable browser not being the butt of every joke. Oh well one should have expected something like this, after all it it IE the "special" browser.
    
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I think the last time I used internet explorer to do anything other than download Chrome/Firefox on a new Windows install was ca. 2002. Not surprised to hear this.
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IE is probably the most secure browser compared to Chrome or firefox. But it's not as user friendly as Chrome or support addons like adblock which I cant go without.
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IE is probably the most secure browser compared to Chrome or firefox. But it's not as user friendly as Chrome or support addons like adblock which I cant go without.

This is probably accurate, unfortunately Internet Explorer has a real public image problem. IE still hasn't won back trust from many long time users, and news like this isnt helping.
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I have been using Opera on my own machine for the last couple of months but still stuck with IE here at work.
    
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IE is probably the most secure browser compared to Chrome or firefox. But it's not as user friendly as Chrome or support addons like adblock which I cant go without.

This is probably accurate, unfortunately Internet Explorer has a real public image problem. IE still hasn't won back trust from many long time users, and news like this isnt helping.

+1... Meh, everything before IE9 was so bad that Microsoft probably deserves the reputation. It's karma biggrin.gif
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How convenient that Microsoft announces this three weeks after the end of support for Windows XP, meaning XP doesn't get the patch?

Unfortunately, a lot of the people who are still using XP are probably still using the last outdated version of IE that it supports, complete with this vulnerability, and don't know they can avoid it just by downloading a better browser.
     
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