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Windows 7: Hackers Used Flaw In Internet Explorer In New Attacks

16 Feb 2014   #11
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

"using common sense"

In computers ?????

I havn't seen that used for a very long, long, long, long, long, long time...


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16 Feb 2014   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iforgot View Post
"using common sense"

In computers ?????

I havn't seen that used for a very long, long, long, long, long, long time...
It never works....
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16 Feb 2014   #13
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iforgot View Post
"using common sense"

In computers ?????

I havn't seen that used for a very long, long, long, long, long, long time...
It never works....
Sure.
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16 Feb 2014   #14
partian

Windows 8.1
 
 

As much of a fan of Microsoft that I am, they should just scrap the whole Internet Browser.
Only reason why I use it is basically to either get Chrome or to see my website designs,

Pretty much only uses I see in it too be fair.
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16 Feb 2014   #15
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by partian View Post
As much of a fan of Microsoft that I am, they should just scrap the whole Internet Browser.
Only reason why I use it is basically to either get Chrome or to see my website designs,

Pretty much only uses I see in it too be fair.
All browsers have security flaws. I would not pick Chrome as a secure alternative to IE. Like my forum system specs say, I use Pale Moon, IE and Chrome. I watch for security related news for all three browsers.

Chrome has had a huge security flaw for a long time. It lets a website start an instance of Chrome using the system integrity level and then start an app at that same level. That was a huge flaw.

Given the recent security improvements for IE11, I use it for important stuff.
IE11 Automatically Makes Over 40% of the Web More Secure While Making Sure Sites Continue to Work - IEBlog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Also, until Chrome makes a 64bit version, it cannot make use of the extra security that 64bit apps bring to the table.


There are things that IE can do that no other browsers can do - like have OS shortcuts (complete with context menus) as favorites. Albeit, IE11 did barf the favorites bar sort order for OS shortcuts.
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16 Feb 2014   #16
user31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've been using Firefox; government sites are hacked into the most I can imagine.
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