Skip to comments.Hackers targeting newly discovered flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer
Posted on 04/28/2014 7:13:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono
Hackers are already at work exploiting a newly discovered flaw in Microsofts Internet Explorer that has left more than half of the worlds Web browsers vulnerable to attack, including those on many federal government computers. Microsoft said it was aware of limited target attacks in a security advisory posted on Saturday. The flaw affects Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11. However, hackers are mostly targeting versions 9 through 11, according to the security firm FireEye, which discovered the flaw.........
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Apple’s decision to not support Adobe Flash in iOS looks better all of the time.
It’s not that simple.
Even if you are using some other browser, you are still using IE.
Hunh? I don’t use IE, so how can I be using IE?
On my MAC? Drop that many years ago.
I know, you both think I’m crazy.
When you use Firefox, or Chrome, etc. you are simply using a ‘mask’ that is put over the face of Internet Explorer.
If you doubt me, try to remove IE from your computer.
If you are successful, you will no longer be posting anything anywhere.
Firefox runs on Linux; I’m using it now.
It doesn’t use IE because IE does not exist on my Linux machine.
The Windows port of firefox would not be completely rewritten to somehow sit on top of IE.
Anyone can download the source code (program in its orginal human-readable form as written by the developers) to the windows version of firefox just to verify this.
And no fix...yet.
FireEye also said running IE in enhanced protection mode, which is only available for IE versions 10 and 11, will protect users from attacks.
I never installed IE. I don’t have anything resembling IE on my computer.
"FireEye suggests disabling the Adobe Flash plugin because the attacks wont work without it. FireEye also said running IE in enhanced protection mode, which is only available for IE versions 10 and 11, will protect users from attacks...."
Oh, I don’t think you’re crazy, FRiend. I just wasn’t sure what you meant. Now I do.
Since that’s the case, I don’t know what to do. Suggestions?
The internet is running very slow in IL today. I use FireFox. Some sites load just fine while others don’t load at all. My internet is connected properly and I don’t have malware or viruses. I have heard others say they have experienced problems as well.
When you enable protected mode, does it alter the way you view/do things on IE?
That link is to an article that is almost ten years old when IE was an integral part of the MS operating system. MS was told by the courts to separate out IE from its operating systems so I’m not sure the article still applies.
Not that I’ve noticed but I very rarely use IE.
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