Unpatched Internet Explorer exploit hits the Web

By Matthew ยท 53 replies
Mar 11, 2010
  1. elroacho72

    elroacho72 TS Rookie Posts: 116

    People are not as lazy as they are scared of new things new ways of doing the same thing. Old people (my parents) just don't like change.
  2. arkantos

    arkantos TS Member Posts: 46

    give chrome a chance. you'll get use to it in a little span of time.
  3. ansarimikail

    ansarimikail TS Rookie Posts: 40

    Kind of pointless reporting it here, I mean most people who read these tech posts are probably using another browser.
  4. Kovach

    Kovach TS Rookie Posts: 44

    I didn't stated in my post that other browsers (And why you said Firefox? You can't know exactly wich of those browsers is "leading" with number of exploits discovered) doesn't have security holes....look closely at my post and read careful. Still, I like here on TechSpot that they (mods and tech stuff) are not favorite any hardware or software, just writing news just like it should be, not on the way they like. So, If you are following news here on daily basis, you will see that there are a lot of other exploits, from other browsers, published here.
  5. EduardsN

    EduardsN TS Rookie Posts: 51

    I trust google chrome for best security
  6. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    I used to work for one of the UK's biggest companies in terms of employees and they only just upgraded to IE7 from IE6. Most businesses just see it as too much of an effort to upgrade software.
  7. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    @ slh28,
    Yes, in fact most of the comments here and in general when it's a new exploit in IE are from an individual using point of view, while most big corps use IE6/7 and have been doing that for ages, and they find it too hard and resources-demanding to upgrade to 8 not to mention changing to an alternative browser,
    hence is why IE is staying for a little longer...
  8. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 308

    Well in corporate environment it's hard to go with alternatives.We also have to run IE7 because IE8 drops support for active desktop on WindowsXP and we use it to display our Intranet on all our computers desktop screens. If it was up to me I would switch everyone over but there is so much resistance to change it would take a security breach of some kind to force the issue.
  9. salbar1981

    salbar1981 TS Rookie

    if IE is so full of holes, what would you expect from Windows ?
  10. yangly18

    yangly18 TS Rookie Posts: 217

    lol...I didn't know people still used IE....I'm pretty sure everyone that knows anything about the internet knows that IE is horrible on the security side of things. I'm glad someone's gone out and shown publicly just how easy it is to break IE. google chrome ftw!
  11. Docnoq

    Docnoq TS Booster Posts: 143

    People never have and most likely never will pay for IE. They pay for Windows, and IE just happens to be the browser loaded with Windows. In the European Union, they can actually install a different browser by default thanks to the ballot screen.

    At any rate, it is not as if Microsoft purposefully leaves holes in older products and is able to have people find them at a time that coincides with the release of a newer product.
  12. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    Sadly I still have to drag out IE at work since there are a good chunk of sites we need to access that wont work in anything but IE or are just extremely unstable in anything but IE. I have sent emails to most of the site managers saying they really need to make their site compatibly with the 4 other major browsers, or at least firefox....but they don't :(
  13. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    Sadly I still have to use IE for a few sites we access at work, like isqft and other builders exchange sites, gotta see what the competition has u know :D.
  14. DryIce

    DryIce TS Rookie Posts: 60

    Another reason not to use Internet Explorer. (As if we needed one.)
  15. flocka

    flocka TS Rookie Posts: 40

    +1 agreed.

    only reason to use this browser is for web based apps only supporting IE
  16. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    LOL, same here ...

    i use IE8 on one of my Windows install, yet i prefer to use Chrome & Firefox, i just hate it when some sites doesn't display same on the browsers.

  17. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    It still boggles my mind at how slow and insecure IE is, but what really blows my mind is the fact that SO many people are still using it! Why can't MS just start completely from scratch and create a solid browser?
  18. gary4gar

    gary4gar TS Rookie

    I wonder why IE6 does not die or become obsolete as it has been heavily criticized
  19. Zenphic

    Zenphic TS Rookie Posts: 43

    Hmmm, time to upgrade to IE8 on my Windows XP build!
  20. jasonk1229

    jasonk1229 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    i love firefox
  21. techsp10

    techsp10 Banned Posts: 37

    Internet Explorer has a good performance and I don't agree that the only way is to migrate to other web browsers. Why not using Internet Explorer 8 and this software is pretty good.

    Just upgrade your browsers do that you will not left behind with the pace of the technology right now.
  22. bcnu147

    bcnu147 TS Rookie

    After all these years, MS is still patching holes in IE; they are just too numerous! There are problems with the other browsers, true, but IE ... is anyone really surprised that 'yet another hole' has been found.

    I only use IE for sites that won't display correctly in Opera (my 1st choice) or Firefox.
  23. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 165   +8

    MS needs to can IE8 and start from the ground up with a new browser imo.
  24. Thompson

    Thompson TS Rookie Posts: 65


    Just use Firefox, Chrome, Opera or Safari. Please.
  25. rskapadia2294

    rskapadia2294 TS Rookie Posts: 102

    who's using IE?
    everybody should use chrome or opera!
    atleast i expect that all of the techspot readers are not using IE!
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