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German government warns against using MS Explorer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by John Hacker, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. John Hacker

    John Hacker Flightless Bird

    Now this must be the news of 2010

    After nearly 10 years of unlimited patches, hotfixes and service Packs,
    IE is still a weak link in recent attacks on Google's systems. Either
    M$ is now threatened by Googles rise to prominence or IE is completely
    rubbish. Either way we should start taking instructions from the German
    government if this article is anything to go by.

    <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8463516.stm>

    Is google's search engine more powerful than M$ Bing?
     
  2. mayayana

    mayayana Flightless Bird


    > Now this must be the news of 2010
    >


    and 2011....and 2012....

    IE problems are almost weekly. There's no news
    there. People want convenience. They want
    entertainment. They want to check their gmail,
    edit their Facebook, watch silly videos, and shop
    online. They don't want to learn new tools. So they
    use IE and enable script.

    The real surprise is that so many people
    in high tech places -- people who should know
    better -- are using IE and have script enabled.

    What hope is there for the mainstream if the
    people in the know are so lazy?
     
  3. Tony Toews [MVP]

    Tony Toews [MVP] Flightless Bird

    John Hacker <Jr> <xfsgpr@googlemaiI.com> wrote:

    >After nearly 10 years of unlimited patches, hotfixes and service Packs,
    >IE is still a weak link in recent attacks on Google's systems.


    "So far, Microsoft "has not seen widespread customer impact, rather
    only targeted and limited attacks exploiting Internet Explorer 6""
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8460819.stm

    Someone is still running IE 6?

    Firefox and Mac OSs have just as many security vulnerabilities and
    patches as IE and Windows.

    Tony
    --
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    Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
    For a convenient utility to keep your users FEs and other files
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  4. "Never argue with an idiot, they will just bring you down to their level and
    then beat you with experience."

    --
    Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

    Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
    ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
    How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


    After furious head scratching, Tony Toews [MVP] asked:

    | John Hacker <Jr> <xfsgpr@googlemaiI.com> wrote:
    |
    || After nearly 10 years of unlimited patches, hotfixes and service
    || Packs, IE is still a weak link in recent attacks on Google's systems.
    |
    | "So far, Microsoft "has not seen widespread customer impact, rather
    | only targeted and limited attacks exploiting Internet Explorer 6""
    | http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8460819.stm
    |
    | Someone is still running IE 6?
    |
    | Firefox and Mac OSs have just as many security vulnerabilities and
    | patches as IE and Windows.
    |
    | Tony
     
  5. Hot-text

    Hot-text Flightless Bird

    Someone is still running IE 6?
    I RUN IE 6 on Windows 98
    And I not the ONLY ONE!


    "Tony Toews [MVP]" <ttoews@telusplanet.net> wrote in message
    news:09q4l5dt75kefk6fjpn08279b7b0n73qmn@4ax.com...
    > John Hacker <Jr> <xfsgpr@googlemaiI.com> wrote:
    >
    >>After nearly 10 years of unlimited patches, hotfixes and service Packs,
    >>IE is still a weak link in recent attacks on Google's systems.

    >
    > "So far, Microsoft "has not seen widespread customer impact, rather
    > only targeted and limited attacks exploiting Internet Explorer 6""
    > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8460819.stm
    >
    > Someone is still running IE 6?
    >
    > Firefox and Mac OSs have just as many security vulnerabilities and
    > patches as IE and Windows.
    >
    > Tony
    > --
    > Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
    > Tony's Main MS Access pages - http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
    > Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
    > For a convenient utility to keep your users FEs and other files
    > updated see http://www.autofeupdater.com/
    > Granite Fleet Manager http://www.granitefleet.com/
     
  6. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Are you talking about this Security Release from Microsoft which was published a day
    before yesterday which
    addresses this issue.

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/979352.mspx



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    Peter

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    "John Hacker" <Jrxfsgpr@googlemaiI.com> wrote in message
    news:%23%238n8ovlKHA.1824@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Now this must be the news of 2010
    >
    > After nearly 10 years of unlimited patches, hotfixes and service Packs, IE is
    > still a weak link in recent attacks on Google's systems. Either M$ is now
    > threatened by Googles rise to prominence or IE is completely rubbish. Either way
    > we should start taking instructions from the German government if this article is
    > anything to go by.
    >
    > <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8463516.stm>
    >
    > Is google's search engine more powerful than M$ Bing?
     
  7. David H. Lipman

    David H. Lipman Flightless Bird

  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    WTF is "MS Explorer"?

    John Hacker wrote:
    > Now this must be the news of 2010
    >
    > After nearly 10 years of unlimited patches, hotfixes and service Packs,
    > IE is still a weak link in recent attacks on Google's systems. Either
    > M$ is now threatened by Googles rise to prominence or IE is completely
    > rubbish. Either way we should start taking instructions from the German
    > government if this article is anything to go by.
    >
    > <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8463516.stm>
    >
    > Is google's search engine more powerful than M$ Bing?
     
  9. senn

    senn Flightless Bird

    "John Hacker" <Jrxfsgpr@googlemaiI.com> skrev i meddelelsen
    news:%23%238n8ovlKHA.1824@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Now this must be the news of 2010
    >
    > After nearly 10 years of unlimited patches, hotfixes and service Packs, IE
    > is still a weak link in recent attacks on Google's systems. Either M$ is
    > now threatened by Googles rise to prominence or IE is completely rubbish.
    > Either way we should start taking instructions from the German government
    > if this article is anything to go by.
    >
    > <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8463516.stm>
    >
    > Is google's search engine more powerful than M$ Bing?


    The reason of what look likes to you of many more virus
    infections in IE browsers are surely a result of the very profound
    inegualities in market share. This inegualities is perhaps as profound
    as around 1 to 99 or till something around 5 to 99.
    That said; you're right on another point. Windows users has been
    overloaded with problems araising from the fact that too many new
    programs has been sent out having problems, even all formers never
    gets fully unbuged. Even far from unbuged. The company apparently
    needs money and/or lacks qualified programmers.
    And my windows 7 64bit is just as slow as Vista was. In fact, windows 7
    is a disguised Vista.
    /senn
     
  10. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    inegualities? What?

    "senn" wrote:

    >
    > "John Hacker" <Jrxfsgpr@googlemaiI.com> skrev i meddelelsen
    > news:%23%238n8ovlKHA.1824@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > > Now this must be the news of 2010
    > >
    > > After nearly 10 years of unlimited patches, hotfixes and service Packs, IE
    > > is still a weak link in recent attacks on Google's systems. Either M$ is
    > > now threatened by Googles rise to prominence or IE is completely rubbish.
    > > Either way we should start taking instructions from the German government
    > > if this article is anything to go by.
    > >
    > > <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8463516.stm>
    > >
    > > Is google's search engine more powerful than M$ Bing?

    >
    > The reason of what look likes to you of many more virus
    > infections in IE browsers are surely a result of the very profound
    > inegualities in market share. This inegualities is perhaps as profound
    > as around 1 to 99 or till something around 5 to 99.
    > That said; you're right on another point. Windows users has been
    > overloaded with problems araising from the fact that too many new
    > programs has been sent out having problems, even all formers never
    > gets fully unbuged. Even far from unbuged. The company apparently
    > needs money and/or lacks qualified programmers.
    > And my windows 7 64bit is just as slow as Vista was. In fact, windows 7
    > is a disguised Vista.
    > /senn
    >
    > .
    >
     
  11. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:67504D2A-8DB6-462E-B728-4248F4840D17@microsoft.com,
    sgopus <sgopus@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > inegualities? What?
    >
    > "senn" wrote:


    Good grief Snoopy! You can't figure that out?

    >
    >>
    >> "John Hacker" <Jrxfsgpr@googlemaiI.com> skrev i meddelelsen
    >> news:%23%238n8ovlKHA.1824@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Now this must be the news of 2010
    >>>
    >>> After nearly 10 years of unlimited patches, hotfixes and service
    >>> Packs, IE is still a weak link in recent attacks on Google's
    >>> systems. Either M$ is now threatened by Googles rise to prominence
    >>> or IE is completely rubbish. Either way we should start taking
    >>> instructions from the German government if this article is anything
    >>> to go by.
    >>>
    >>> <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8463516.stm>
    >>>
    >>> Is google's search engine more powerful than M$ Bing?

    >>
    >> The reason of what look likes to you of many more virus
    >> infections in IE browsers are surely a result of the very profound
    >> inegualities in market share. This inegualities is perhaps as
    >> profound as around 1 to 99 or till something around 5 to 99.
    >> That said; you're right on another point. Windows users has been
    >> overloaded with problems araising from the fact that too many new
    >> programs has been sent out having problems, even all formers never
    >> gets fully unbuged. Even far from unbuged. The company apparently
    >> needs money and/or lacks qualified programmers.
    >> And my windows 7 64bit is just as slow as Vista was. In fact,
    >> windows 7 is a disguised Vista.
    >> /senn
    >>
    >> .
     
  12. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    Troll alert.

    "John Hacker" <Jrxfsgpr@googlemaiI.com> wrote in message
    news:%23%238n8ovlKHA.1824@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    : Now this must be the news of 2010
    :
    : After nearly 10 years of unlimited patches, hotfixes and service Packs,
    : IE is still a weak link in recent attacks on Google's systems. Either
    : M$ is now threatened by Googles rise to prominence or IE is completely
    : rubbish. Either way we should start taking instructions from the German
    : government if this article is anything to go by.
    :
    : <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8463516.stm>
    :
    : Is google's search engine more powerful than M$ Bing?
     
  13. mayayana

    mayayana Flightless Bird

    I don't know if you noticed, but someone is
    pasting an increasing number of groups onto this
    thread.

    >
    > "So far, Microsoft "has not seen widespread customer impact, rather
    > only targeted and limited attacks exploiting Internet Explorer 6""
    > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8460819.stm
    >
    > Someone is still running IE 6?
    >


    I'm running IE5. My approach is "Never update
    anything from MS if you don't have to. The newer
    one is always worse." (That's been my rule of
    thumb since XP came out.)

    But I wouldn't use IE online, either. I just use
    it for running HTAs and testing webpages. The bigger
    question is why people at Google and other big
    tech. companies are using IE.

    In any case, it's not just IE6. That's misinformation
    that Microsoft is trying to spread. The exploit was found
    in all versions from the beginning. It's been shown
    to work in IE6/7 and to at least crash IE8:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/01/15/ie_zero_day_exploit_goes_wild/

    > Firefox and Mac OSs have just as many security vulnerabilities and
    > patches as IE and Windows.
    >


    If I were going to go online with script enabled
    I'd much rather be using FF than IE. (But life's
    too short to use MacOS, whether it's safe or not.:)
    Firefox is also easier to configure. Even experts
    have a challenging job setting the literally *thousands*
    of Registry values associated with IE security. In
    Firefox one can just enable or disable javascript.

    I'll believe Microsoft cares about IE security when
    they block all ActiveX and put a big red button on
    the toolbar. The button will enable script per-site,
    and when it's clicked it will show one of thise annoying
    MS warnings: "Script is not safe. Are you sure you
    want to enable script for this website?"

    But that won't happen because online companies
    want script for tracking, visitors want interactive
    pages, and MS wants their browser to work well
    with webpages, no matter what. ... And I suppose
    that if they ever do rein in script/ActiveX that will be
    about the time that exploits of Silverlight start popping
    up. :)
     
  14. ANONYMOUS

    ANONYMOUS Flightless Bird

    Hey Tom with small penis,

    Anybody who exposes M$ weakness becomes a troll but all MVPs <Most
    Valuable
    Pigs> who are poodle of M$ are doing a fantastic job - is this correct?
    Do
    you guys sleep around with each other as well and s u c k each others c
    o c k
    s and p u s s i e s?

    Have you thought of doing something to your manhood so that your brain
    can
    also develop.

    hth


    Tom Willett wrote:

    > Troll alert.
    >
     
  15. John Hacker

    John Hacker Flightless Bird

    Surprisingly for all MVPs IE is a wonderful tool without thinking while all
    those rational ordinary users are prepared to discuss and debate with an
    open mind.

    Does this say something about MVPs and their level of intelligence? I for
    once don't want to bring myself to their level of intelligence if they are
    so stupid. Milly, baby, take notice.

    All MVPs have so far disagreed with the German Government and one wonders
    whether MVPs are better placed to comment on such important issues publicly.

    I for once don't take German Government at their face value because they
    have, in the past instructed their offices to use Linux so I am not
    surprised they came out with this latest salvo. However, M$ (Germany)
    accepted that IE was the weak link so who am I to argue with them?

    hth


    "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]" <what@ever> wrote in message
    news:eXrJmexlKHA.2188@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > "Never argue with an idiot, they will just bring you down to their level
    > and
    > then beat you with experience."
    >
    > --
    > Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
    >
    > Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
    > ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
    > How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
    >
    >
    > After furious head scratching, Tony Toews [MVP] asked:
    >
    > | John Hacker <Jr> <xfsgpr@googlemaiI.com> wrote:
    > |
    > || After nearly 10 years of unlimited patches, hotfixes and service
    > || Packs, IE is still a weak link in recent attacks on Google's systems.
    > |
    > | "So far, Microsoft "has not seen widespread customer impact, rather
    > | only targeted and limited attacks exploiting Internet Explorer 6""
    > | http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8460819.stm
    > |
    > | Someone is still running IE 6?
    > |
    > | Firefox and Mac OSs have just as many security vulnerabilities and
    > | patches as IE and Windows.
    > |
    > | Tony
    >
    >
     
  16. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    "mayayana" <mayaXXyana@rcXXn.com> wrote in message
    news:updnlZHmKHA.2188@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    > I don't know if you noticed, but someone is
    > pasting an increasing number of groups onto this
    > thread.


    What's keeping you from deleting them? Laziness?


    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows 7
     

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