Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jan 2010 22:00 UTC
Internet Explorer Ah, the security vulnerability that was used in the Google attack. It's been around the internet about a million times now, and even governments have started advising people to move away from Internet Explorer. As is usually the case, however, the internet has really blown the vulnerability out of proportion. I'll get right to it: if your machine and/or network has been compromised via this vulnerability, then you most likely had it coming. No sympathy for you.
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RE: Comment by Chris Nillissen
by jack_perry on Tue 19th Jan 2010 01:56 UTC in reply to "Comment by Chris Nillissen"
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Even that's a bit off, I think. It's more like being engulfed in flames because your car had a poorly built fuel tank, and the company wanted to charge you hundreds of dollars to fix it.

Once we get the story straight, it becomes clear that Thom's analogy works quite against his argument. My son just happened to tell me the other day that his school uses Windows 2000 on classroom computers. Thom implies that it's close to irrelevantland, but I've got good money that says they're using IE6. Any takers?

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