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US and UK Governments Advise Avoiding Internet Explorer Until Bug Fixed 153

Posted by samzenpus
from the patch-please dept.
martiniturbide (1203660) writes "Reuters is reporting that 'The U.S. and UK governments on Monday advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers used to launch attacks.' The article states that 'The Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team said in an advisory released on Monday that the vulnerability in versions 6 to 11 of Internet Explorer could lead to "the complete compromise" of an affected system.'"
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US and UK Governments Advise Avoiding Internet Explorer Until Bug Fixed

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 28, 2014 @05:58PM (#46863475)

    AC because my boss reads /.

    My boss, in all his good business instincts and mostly great technical attributes, insists on installing java and downgrading all computers to ie9 instead of going with 11. Now I know 11 had issues with compatibility from time to time, but I am hard pressed to believe that running ie9 with Java is a great way to stay virus free.

    Then again we are in the small business and home user repair market maybe he is just trying to go for reoccurring client repairs

  • by edman007 (1097925) on Monday April 28, 2014 @06:14PM (#46863601)

    Don't worry, I work in a government agency, IE8 is the only authorized browser (with java of course), and if you gained access to that computer you would have plenty of access to sensitive (but not classified) stuff.

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.