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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:45 pm 
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IE has a secutiry whole in it: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/27 ... _zero_day/, time to get Firefox:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/n ... m=referral

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:26 am 
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Already use seamonkey. I'm good 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:44 am 
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I hate the new FF look (v29). The menu and my bookmarks are were Winamp is blocking them. Seems like Mozilla is going the same way Ubuntu does: Worse every new version. :evil:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:48 am 
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Honestly, no one should be using IE anymore. There are better, more secure browsers out there.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:21 pm 
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Tweek wrote:
Honestly, no one should be using IE anymore. There are better, more secure browsers out there.


After all, if Tai and me both aren't using IE, I'd say it's a sign.
(Being some the least tech-orient people in the multiverse.)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:53 pm 
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Tweek wrote:
Honestly, no one should be using IE anymore. There are better, more secure browsers out there.


Opera!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:17 pm 
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Nev'yn wrote:
After all, if Tai and me both aren't using IE, I'd say it's a sign.

Expect it was not Tai who you qouted :P

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Read the most recent test reports here (the 2013/2014 ones) then decide which browser you want: https://www.nsslabs.com/reports/categor ... r-security

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:53 pm 
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You cannot get rid of the use of "Internet Explorer" even if you think so - for example if you start the Help of a program, it is very probably in a wrapped html format and the IE engine is used to display it. Similarly, many applications use html files to display something with the aid of the IE engine. In fact IE is only kind of a frame program, which welds together the necessary components and adds the user interface.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:08 pm 
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If the help files are on your machine it's unlickly that useing IE to veiw them will do any harm. There is no point hideing a virus in program help fies when you can hide one in the program code itself.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:23 pm 
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Jamie Marchant wrote:
Nev'yn wrote:
After all, if Tai and me both aren't using IE, I'd say it's a sign.
Expect it was not Tai who you qouted :P
Although I didn't post above, I assume Nev'yn just remembers what browser I use from another post I made in the past (or, he's with the NSA :wink: ). His point is that if technofeebs like us can use something other than IE, then anyone can.

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The thing is how you surf on the Internet...

It always surprise (well not really in fact... :wink: ) me how some guys get annoyed by spam in their emails. And they always defend themselves saying they have no idea how they get that "sort of junk" mail... yeah right!!! :lol:

If you put enough foul guard, have a real good antivirus suite than scan the Internet as well as your PC in real time, if you stay away of websites that can send you that "sort of junk" mail..., if you do your financial transactions by always making sure there's a lock icon somewhere and you do not register your passwords automatically, well...

Internet Explorer is completely sure.

I never get spams in my mails.
I monitor my financial accounts on a daily basis and all the transactions I can explain them.
I don't have any malware, addware, pop up, what-so-everware on my PC.

Many people just don't realise what they are doing. Many just gives all their credentials without asking themselves beforehand if the websites they are visiting can be trusted! And then they are clueless when they find they have been phising, hacked, or they get spammed, their financial accounts get void, etc.

The issue is not the browser is the human using it...

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I'm very happy with Safari. (And yes, I know YouTube doesn't support the Windows version, anymore. But then, I don't spend much time on YouTube, anyways.)

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Norfren wrote:
You cannot get rid of the use of "Internet Explorer" even if you think so - for example if you start the Help of a program, it is very probably in a wrapped html format and the IE engine is used to display it. Similarly, many applications use html files to display something with the aid of the IE engine. In fact IE is only kind of a frame program, which welds together the necessary components and adds the user interface.

In addition to that IE is deeply integrated into the Windows Explorer. For instance IE bookmarks are just regular .lnk file links, IE's history is shared with the Windows Explorer file history, entering a local file:/// URL into the IE bar will switch to Windows Explorer, and the fancy feature that lets you display a website on your desktop obviously also uses IE's engine. And for whatever reason IE is the default XML viewer.

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 12:09 pm 
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People stil use IE? :shock:

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