Skip to comments.Microsoft Issues Emergency Security Patch For IE
Posted on 12/16/2008 6:49:40 PM PST by JoeProBono
Microsoft will issue an emergency security patch Wednesday for all versions of Internet Explorer. The patch is considered a critical fix for the security flaw currently plaguing the IE browser. So far, more than 2 million computers are believed to have been infected.
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The flaw can be used to let attackers steal personal data such as passwords if a user visits a compromised Web site, of which at least 10,000 are thought to already exist. Thus far, the vulnerability has been used primarily for grabbing gaming passwords for black market sales. The hole could, however, potentially also be used to steal more sensitive information such as banking passwords and other private information. ad_icon
Some security analysts had gone as far as to suggest all IE users switch to a competing browser until Microsoft found a suitable fix.
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Last I saw, it wasn't much more than Firefox (or some other browser) with different skin. Was also rumored it was borderline spyware being connected to Google advertising.
Any truth to that stuff?
Oppps, wrong "O".
"O" for Opera.
Fur lined bra! Must be cold outside.
Fur lined bra! Must be cold outside.
I've been using it for a few months and have been very happy with it. I like its software architecture, the scaled down UI and the speed. It has worked flawlessly...no problems with any web sites. Works great with FR! It just became a released product this week too - no longer in beta.
If it comes bundled with the damned “Google Bar”, I wouldn’t touch it with a ten meter pole...
With your suggestion I downloaded Opera and it seems to be what I would like. However, I can’t figure out how to “refresh” or copy and past in a website and find anything to click on and go to that website. Could you advise please?
That pussy appears to be in the wrong location.
No Google Bar required. Give it a try and see if you like it. You can always uninstall it if you don’t.
As far as copy and paste into the browser it works the same way as IE or FF. If you don't see the address bar or search bar you will have to go through options and add it so it is visible on your browser.
Also if you need help in adding the navigation bar let me know I can be of further assistance.
First go to TOOLS then click on PREFERENCE. Then I select TOOLBARS. From there you get a screen which is how I prefer mine to be set up like. I hate the Start toolbar or the extra navigation toolbar as it seems redundant and I prefer the least amount of space wasted on toolbars but still retain the most functionality.
Then I go to the Buttons tab and add the Page Magnifier to be able to change font sizes on the fly without having to use multiple keystrokes. I also add the Wand tool to pre-fill forms for stuff like name/address etc. I then go to Tools/Preference/Skin and change the icon size to 50 or 60% to further reduce the size of the toolbar area and give me the most desktop space on the browser window.
Also if you copy a website from another window, you can open a new tab and in the address bar you right click and select "paste and go" and it saves you the step of having to paste and then hit the enter key. Again I prefer the simplicity of Opera, the functionality, and the ways it saves me time by some of these shortcuts.
Super-duper, now you appear to know your computers/internet.
I am a self learner, no teacher so it takes me awhile to learn but it usually sinks in after trial and error.
I had tried Chrome and removed it right away.....it just didn’t have the appearance I wanted. I had Mozilla forever and it got to where it would crash and I couldn’t figure out why so had to remove it also.
Thanks so much!
LOL That’s great! I hate IE!