Internet Explorer: Gates open to hacker attacks

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Paul Wilders, Feb 25, 2002.

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  1. Paul Wilders

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    Re: Internet Explorer: Gates open to hacker attack

    I don't know about anyone else, but I'm pretty much ready to un-install IE altogether - I'm not even sure anymore if just not using it is enough of a safety precaution! :)  Pete
     
  3. Detox

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    Re: Internet Explorer: Gates open to hacker attack

    crap.. and that's the only browser I use too :-( Well I am about to get a copy of an older Netscape.. 4.xx...
    for my silly computer science class...
     
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    Re: Internet Explorer: Gates open to hacker attack

    Gee thanks Billy.....  Thanks for making our computers more insecure  :p
     
  5. javacool

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    Re: Internet Explorer: Gates open to hacker attack

    It's quite simple to prevent these problems in the future - get that team of security people at Microsoft combing through the IE code and Windows code a lot faster!

    Or MS could always re-build IE from scratch  ;) ...
     
  6. javacool

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    Re: Internet Explorer: Gates open to hacker attack

    Unfortunately, that's the sad truth...

    Given how much IE is tied in with Windows, I don't see how it would be much of a problem for someone to make a program that would use those exploits to cause havok on your system(s)...

    And it's sad that users with Windows XP (which I must admit, is an improvement over previous versions) may not be able to get rid of IE at all... (please point me to some information discrediting my assumption...I beg you...)
     
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