|Forum topic by Gene Howe||posted 04-28-2014 10:31 PM||818 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
04-28-2014 10:31 PM
Got this message on another forum.
The following is an excerpt from an email I just received from our IT manager:
We have come to that point: It’s no longer safe to use Internet Explorer 8 as your web browser. Because Windows XP (and its Internet Explorer 8) are no longer supported by Microsoft, their security was already hanging by a thread. Now a security exploit of Internet Explorer has been discovered. Since this version of Internet Explorer will never again get security updates, this vulnerability will remain forever.
The latest version of Mozilla Firefox is installed on all of our XP computers. If you are using one of those machines, you should switch to using Firefox today. The discovered exploit is a zero-day exploit, meaning zero days passed between when Microsoft found out about it and when it began to be actively exploited. Mozilla Firefox can import all of your bookmarks from Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer 8 should not be used at all. It is already being exploited and, as there are millions of vulnerable XP PCs out there, I expect it to be heavily targeted for additional exploits in the future.
-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton