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Tech: Microsoft Warning About IE9 and IE10

JohnInKansas 18 Feb 14 - 05:43 PM
Greg F. 18 Feb 14 - 06:26 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 18 Feb 14 - 08:34 PM
Richard Mellish 19 Feb 14 - 08:13 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 19 Feb 14 - 09:03 PM
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Subject: Tech: Microsoft Warning About IE9 and IE10
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 18 Feb 14 - 05:43 PM

Third of Internet Explorer users at risk from active attacks

Microsoft confirms both IE9 and IE10 contain vulnerability, urges customers to upgrade to IE11; leaves Vista users out in the cold

By Gregg Keizer | Computerworld US | 14 February 14

Microsoft late Thursday said that both Internet Explorer 10 and its predecessor, IE9, were under attack by hackers exploiting an unpatched flaw in the browsers.

The extension of the vulnerability to IE9 followed confirmation earlier yesterday that active attacks are compromising the newer IE10 and hijacking PCs running the browser.

"Microsoft is aware of limited, targeted attacks against Internet Explorer 9 and 10. As our investigation continues, we recommend customers upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 for added protection," a Microsoft spokesperson said via email.

With both IE9 and IE10 vulnerable and under attack, it means that about a third of all those using Internet Explorer are at risk.

According to Web analytics vendor Net Applications, IE9 accounted for 15.3% of the total IE user share last month; IE10's share was 15.9%. Together, the two editions represented 31.2% of Internet Explorer's January user share.

... ...

Microsoft's advice to customers that they upgrade to IE11 was not possible for those still running Windows Vista. That 2007 operating system cannot run either IE10 or IE11. Most Vista users are likely running IE9, since Microsoft automatically upgraded their copies of from IE7 or IE8 to the then-new IE9 in the first half of 2012.

The only silver lining is that few Windows users run Vista: Last month, the oft-disparaged OS represented just 3.6% of all editions of Windows.

[Note that only the 3.6% of computers (those still running Vista) can't use the later IE11, but 31% still are running the vulnerable versions. Upgrading ASAP is recommended for those who can. It's possible that a workaround might be issued later for those stuck with the older versions, but it's unlikely to be a full patch.]

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Microsoft Warning About IE9 and IE10
From: Greg F.
Date: 18 Feb 14 - 06:26 PM

Firefox.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Microsoft Warning About IE9 and IE10
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 18 Feb 14 - 08:34 PM

John in K

consult the previous thread you posted, today, on a similar topic.

Lynux/GNU/MINT16/Knoppix/ (take your pick they are almost the same and FREE} ALL work well with Firefox as a mail client.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

As a secondary owner of MS you will be treated as a second-class traveler...change abd experience REAL fist class style


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Subject: RE: Tech: Microsoft Warning About IE9 and IE10
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 19 Feb 14 - 08:13 AM

I mostly use Firefox, but with NoScript. Some web pages have so many scripts linking to other sites that it's easier to use Internet Explorer temporarily, rather than temporarily allow the scripts. One of my computers is running IE 10 on Win 8, so I thought I should upgrade to IE 11.

But IE Tools > About Internet Explorer shows "Install new versions automatically" already ticked, and it hasn't happened.

And Control Panel > Windows Update has just offered me a couple of updates, but nothing for IE. And one of those that it is offering, KB2876415, goes through the motions but reports at the end that it failed to install: "Code 80070002 Windows Update ran into a problem".

(Quote) Aren't computers wonderful? Don't they save a lot of time?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Microsoft Warning About IE9 and IE10
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 19 Feb 14 - 09:03 PM

Currently, trying to dance with a coomand prompt C: dir

Give me the old 3.0

Sincerlely,
Gargoyle

For the simple fun of it ... and there are dozens more...log into the MC org with a backward slash to "stats" without the quotes.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Microsoft Warning About IE9 and IE10
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Feb 14 - 10:15 AM

I tried Firefox once; hated it.

My latest computer tech told me to use Google Chrome, and it seems to work fine.

Thanks for the heads-up, John.


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