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Windows 7: Microsoft to fix "Security Hole" in IE8

20 Jan 2010   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
Microsoft to fix "Security Hole" in IE8

Hi all
BBC News - Microsoft to patch hole in Internet Explorer
Cheers
jimbo


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20 Jan 2010   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote:
the only successful attacks "to date" were against IE 6. "We continue to recommend customers update to Internet Explorer 8 to benefit from the improved security protection it offers,"
i dont mean to be rude, but if your still using IE6 then your asking for trouble....
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20 Jan 2010   #3
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
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the only successful attacks "to date" were against IE 6. "We continue to recommend customers update to Internet Explorer 8 to benefit from the improved security protection it offers,"
i dont mean to be rude, but if your still using IE6 then your asking for trouble....
I agree, but you'd be amazed at how many people and organizations still use it.
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20 Jan 2010   #4
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

sure there are people still using IE6, you've got people running windows 95 pc's still and high schools where the students learn on windows 98 machines.
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20 Jan 2010   #5
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Guess it's good that I don't use IE8.
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20 Jan 2010   #6
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

the article actually states that it is IE6 being hit, but IE8 is potentially vulnerable, i dont think IE8 users need to worry TOO much

valtonray, i wasnt saying that there is noone running IE6, i was merely stating that it is hardly "best practice" to use a browser that is (im COmputer terms) back in the bronze age
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20 Jan 2010   #7
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
I was actually surprised that IE6 will work in W7 -- I'm sure it doesn't -- but I got my W7 before the EU kufuffle over "Browser Choice".

I think most W7 installations out there still have IE8 installed by default even if people use other browsers.


I misread the original BBC article since I thought it DID refer to IE8 -- must have been mistaken.

Cheers
jimbo
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20 Jan 2010   #8
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

no, i was just stating that while the vast majority have moved on there are still for all accounts and purposes archaic machines in everyday use.

im sure you could get ie6 to run on 7 but the real question is why would you want to. there are much easier ways to infect your computer.
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20 Jan 2010   #9
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Most flaws in IE7/8 for Windows Vista/7 are rendered ineffective if UAC is left enabled.
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20 Jan 2010   #10
SoLoR

Windows 7 SP1 x64 build 7601.21701
 
 

patch tomorrow (21st).
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