Saturday, January 16, 2010

Firefox Über Alles

"In a statement issued today, the German Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (known as BSI) recommends that all Internet Explorer users switch to an alternative browser. They may resume using Explorer after a fix is issued by Microsoft for a critical vulnerability that has been implicated in the Chinese cyberattack against Google.

"According to the statement from BSI, even running Internet ExplorerInternet ExplorerInternet Explorer in “protected” mode is not enough to prevent a hacker from exploiting this security flaw.

"IE, while the world’s most popular browser, has been steadily losing marketshare over perceptions that it is slower and less secure than rival browsers, especially FirefoxFirefoxFirefox. This incident won’t help."

More at Mashable...

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