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Wouldn't a browser with a reputation for security be the perfect target for professionals if its reputation was unfounded? I don't see any logic behind the idea that they would avoid it purely because of an ill-conceived reputation. Why would they target a browser that is known for being insecure just because it's insecure? That's simply boring.
    
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Wouldn't a browser with a reputation for security be the perfect target for professionals if its reputation was unfounded? I don't see any logic behind the idea that they would avoid it purely because of an ill-conceived reputation. Why would they target a browser that is known for being insecure just because it's insecure? That's simply boring.
Keep your logic and reasoning away from my baseless assertions!

Back, you Witch!
post #43 of 73
I'm sure firefox/chrome/opera are actually safer to use but..

don't you think the vast amount of people that use IE over other browsers play a significance in how many more security threats there are for it? I mean if a hacker is trying to hack people why would you create something in opera when IE would affect more people?
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I'm sure firefox/chrome/opera are actually safer to use but..

don't you think the vast amount of people that use IE over other browsers play a significance in how many more security threats there are for it? I mean if a hacker is trying to hack people why would you create something in opera when IE would affect more people?
The fact that IE has a dominate position in the pie graph of browser market share plays a part, but it's not the sole reason it's attacked. Back in the XP days, it was a browser that had kernel access. Compromise the browser, you compromise the system.

IF MS has any collective intelligence, that has been fixed though.
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Jeez with things like this I do not see how the majority of the world has not switched to a real web browser.
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I was a stoic user of IE until someone told me to get Chrome.

I'm not sure why, but I haven't had a very illustrious history with any other browser other than IE.

Nonetheless, I've never been phished or hacked, and as long as I watch how I surf, I won't see it happening anytime soon.
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"We're currently unaware of any attacks trying to use the claimed vulnerability or of customer impact," said Dave Forstrom, the director of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing group, in a statement.
For those people who didn't read the article, MS found the bug, and are trying to patch it before hackers find the bug...
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This isn't a post saying "ZOMG IE9 HAS BUGS!" Its a post warning people about a specific, dangerous bug that is new, therefore news.
And how is the bug "new"? Is it caused by some useless gee-gaw they added into the morasse of bloat? Having witnessed MS at their pathetic pursuit of making a web browser - they should just give up, because every other browser is better, even old Mosaic...
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How is this news?
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Wouldn't a browser with a reputation for security be the perfect target for professionals if its reputation was unfounded? I don't see any logic behind the idea that they would avoid it purely because of an ill-conceived reputation. Why would they target a browser that is known for being insecure just because it's insecure? That's simply boring.
+1!

Security aside, IE is still riddled with bad rendering flaws, and they still can't get CSS right, even though MS was the one who brought it out. The main purpose of IE is to make that first connection to the Net - so you can download FF or Chrome or whatever. It seems to be adequate for that task.

But then, all browsers tend to suck in so many ways - IE is not immune to wasting the screen, resources, being obese with bloat, and being brain damaged...
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