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Offline Rolken

Why -no one- should use Internet Explorer
« on: June 30, 2004, 09:34:11 PM »
Basically, by using Internet Explorer, you open yourself up to attacks on your computer, allowing things like password stealing - and worse - without your knowledge. Wouldn't happen? Wrong. It already has. Trojans entered Internet Explorer invisibly at many (unnamed) popular sites; nothing detected them, nothing stopped them. That attack is now over, but there is nothing stopping another, and no way for you to defend against it except by turning IE security levels to their highest, disabling some sites and hampering many others (including this one) -- the bug has been public for a month and will not be fixed for at least a month or two more when Microsoft releases Windows XP Service Pack 2.

But there is another option. Use a decent browser, one which was last updated last week instead of three years ago. Internet Explorer has always been a pain for me as a Web developer due to its obsolescence, but that in itself isn't enough to justify encouraging to switch. This most certainly is, especially if you buy/sell anything online.
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Why -no one- should use Internet Explorer
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2004, 09:46:24 PM »
:o

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thanks rolko-pop

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2004, 04:11:32 PM »
I'm sure Firefox is good, but I use Opera, and am perfectly happy with it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2004, 12:27:41 AM »
There's nothing wrong with Opera. :P
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Why -no one- should use Internet Explorer
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2004, 03:37:34 PM »

Why -no one- should use Internet Explorer
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2004, 06:16:42 AM »
Rolken

do you know whether the trogen thing affects MSN explorer
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Livin' life out on the street
I don't think they would survive
If they could spend a day or two
Walking in someone else's shoes
I think they'd stumble and they'd fall
they would fall

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They're always complainin'
Always complainin'...
If money is such a problem
Well they've got mansions
Think we should rob them

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Why -no one- should use Internet Explorer
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2004, 05:15:15 PM »
Uh oh that sucks I have IE and it not my fault it... I'll get SEROUSLY grounded if I tell anyone.
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