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Time to ditch IE!

September 18, 2012 Leave a comment

According to PC Pro, security experts are warning that users should stop using Internet Explorer for a week or so, after the discovery of it’s latest security flaw!

The zero-day vulnerability came to light last week and can allow attackers to infect the PC of somebody who visits a malicious website and then take control of the hardware.

Microsoft are expected to release a fix ‘within a week’, but in the meantime have issued a recommendation to install their wonderfully named ‘Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit’ and then adjust several Windows security settings, which might, however, ‘impact on the PCs usability’! Hmm…

I think I might best enhance my mitigation experience, by following the advice of PC Pro’s slightly more pragmatic security experts, and switch to Chrome for a couple of weeks instead!

Watch out for even more of the ‘use our wonderful browser’ adverts during the Corrie ad break, as a result!

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