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Internet Explorer -- is anyone actually using it?

yet another security hole discovered



10:23 am on Apr 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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.


9:21 am on Apr 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

"As long as they have to. They can stop tomorrow."

I don't understand (doesn't make sense)?

They don't have to at all, they are choosing to do so because people like us moan if they don't. Isn't that what we want?

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