Internet Explorer Security Flaws

There is a report of a more serious (more serious than “usual”) flaw that has been discovered in Internet Explorer (IE).   You can read about it by clicking on this link.

Users of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer are being urged by experts to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed.

The flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people’s computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say.”

We highly recommend that you should use another Internet browser, such as FireFox at least until this bug is patched by Microsoft.  Firefox should work for almost any website. When you install Firefox, it will ask if you want to copy over your IE settings, favorites, etc. – that’s safe to do.  If you already have Firefox installed, you can go to File/Import to get your most recent IE settings copied over.

You may be asked if you want to make Firefox your “default browser” – answer yes – you can always change this back to Internet Explorer later.

The recommendation is to only use Internet Explorer if you need to access a website that isn’t Firefox compatible – some financial sites, Microsoft itself, etc. or others that don’t display properly in Firefox.

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