Is anyone actually using the Internet Explorer? I hear it's quite good at rendering pages and easy to use but what good is it if you can't use it to surf the Internet?
Today, another security hole was mentioned on German online news magazines. So this is probably the 10th security issue in two months. I don't use Windows much so virtually every time I boot into Windows and want run "WindowsUpdate", I will have to install yet another security fix.
If the Internet Explorer was anything but software (and installed by default and being almost impossible to remove) everyone would file law suits and demand a saver product. Why/How can Microsoft deliver such a piece of cr*p?
Here are some of the headlines (from German online news magazines) from the last two months. And this is without the Messenger, Outlook, Office and general Windows security holes:
Golem Network News -- 05.04.2002, 09:55
Sicherheitsloch im CSS-Interpreter vom Internet Explorer
heise online -- 29.03.2002, 14:58
Sicherheitspatch für den Internet Explorer
Golem Network News -- 11.03.2002, 10:24
Sicherheitsloch im Windows Explorer
Golem Network News -- 05.03.2002, 10:17
Sicherheitslücke in Microsofts Java-Machine
heise online -- 04.03.2002, 16:26
Internet Explorer führt lokale Dateien aus
heise online -- 22.02.2002, 13:03
Neue Sicherheits-Patches von Microsoft
Golem Network News -- 22.02.2002, 11:11
Drei neue Sicherheitslücken in Microsoft-Produkten entdeckt
heise online -- 12.02.2002, 15:49
Internet Explorer: Neue Patches, neue Lücken
And don't tell me you are using some "personal firewall". It's nothing but an illusion of security and will provide hardly any real security if you allow your browser to pass traffic through it.