Let's hear it for FF as my default browser!!
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
: [Do not use Internet Explorer...] to go to risky, p0rn sites.
: Said [Rick] Ferguson [senior security advisor at Trend Micro]: "If users
: find an alternative browser, then that's good mitigation against the
: But Microsoft counselled against taking such action.
: "I cannot recommend people switch due to this one flaw," said John Curran,
: head of Microsoft UK's Windows group.
: He added: "We're trying to get this resolved as soon as possible.
: "At present, this exploit only seems to affect 0.02% of internet sites,"
: said Mr Curran. "In terms of vulnerability, it only seems to be affecting
: IE7  users at the moment, but could well encompass other versions in
: Source: Ibid.
:  While this may have reflected MS's opinion when Mr. Curran was quoted,
: the vulnerability affects all IE versions.
: ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
: MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
: AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
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: Lenie wrote:
: > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7784908.stm
: > Users of the world's most common web browser have been advised to switch
: > to
: > another browser until a serious security flaw has been fixed.
: > The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take
: > control of people's computers and steal their passwords, internet
: > say.
: > Microsoft is investigating the problem and preparing an emergency
: > patch to resolve it, it says.
: > Internet Explorer is used by the vast majority of the world's computer
: > users.