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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get a clue Thom
by TechGeek on Tue 19th Jan 2010 04:09 UTC
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The reason why people are STILL using IE 6 is because after IE 6 came out, Microsoft stopped developing the browser. Until Firefox came along and stole market share, Microsoft was content to sit on their asses. So for 5 years, the official browser was IE 6. Thats 5 yrs worth of apps that run on IE 6 but probably not anything else. Now after 9 yrs, they are still finding bugs in it. And Microsoft's answer is: throw out 5 years of development and switch to shiny new Win 7/IE 8? Umm how about fix you busted ass code already? jeez....

And does anyone know if the Google people were perhaps accessing an app that was IE 6 only? Lord knows there are enough of them out there.

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