I'm beginning to see more and more stories lately about this whole IE security issue story. I think this is because all of the major publications are picking up on how serious this really is. Apparently, last year everyone's computer had an attempted hacking occur every fifteen minutes. Now, with all of the holes in IE and the Windows platform, that number has increased to fifteen seconds. Think about it.
Trust me when I say this, I'm not the only one who says you should get a different browser... "Recently, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, the official group responsible for defending against online security threats, urged users of Microsoft's ubiquitous Internet Explorer browser to find an alternative because it has a flaw that leaves Web surfers open to hacker attacks." — Quote taken from http://www.technewsworld.com/story/35077.html
Find an alternative. Three simple words that could make your computer so much safer. I've helped several people in the past few days download a new browser. It's easy and it's not near as overwhelming as one might make it out to be. Here are some choices on browsers:
+ original post date: July 13, 2004 12:03 AM
+ categories: Web Stuff