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: get a clue Thom
by nt_jerkface on Tue 19th Jan 2010 04:49 UTC in reply to "get a clue Thom"
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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. 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....

Whose fault is it that these companies decided to use an internet browser as an interface for local apps? Even if they are locked into IE6-only apps that's still a poor excuse to surf the net with it when you can install multiple browsers on a single machine. You can even set it up so IE6 is blocked from accessing the internet.

I'm really sick of excuses for these cheapskate companies that are too cheap to have the apps re-written properly so they are independent of the browser. This is all about money and these companies don't want to spend any until they absolutely have to.

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