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    IE safe usage


    Has IE been declared safe to use by MS since the scare last week. I downloaded that emet but it just did not function for me with IE11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
    Has IE been declared safe to use by MS since the scare last week. I downloaded that emet but it just did not function for me with IE11.
    A Windows Update (KB2964358) was issued to supposedly deal with this. I just switched off Flash temporarily before this.

    Also, there was a Flash update (KB2961887) prior to this.
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    OK Thanks
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    I read that only IE9, IE10 and IE11 were being targeted by criminals and that you should try switching to another more secure browser such as Chrome or Firefox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nougart View Post
    I read that only IE9, IE10 and IE11 were being targeted by criminals and that you should try switching to another more secure browser such as Chrome or Firefox.
    Yeah, but that was before the patch, I'm sure. I use Firefox because I prefer it, not for security reasons; however, I had to change a friend over to Firefox because of security. Now I can give her the choice of keeping FF or going back to IE.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there.

    If you have a Linux box use KONQUEROR (on KDE desktops) -- perfectly 100% safe - currently.

    However I think the IE updates have been released by MS -- even for XP users as a One Off emergency fix even after XP reached EOL. !!

    I wouldn't assume Chrome etc are any more safe when run on Windows -- it's not so much the problem of the browsers per se but the weaknesses inherent in the Windows kernel -- although W8.1 is far superior to earlier versions. Windows also has more hackers "after it" so although Linux is safe it can actually be hacked as well - it's just that the hacking community isn't on "their case" yet.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
    OK Thanks
    I also use other browsers and tend to use IE for the 'safer' websites, if there are any!

    See this -

    https://www.eightforums.com/windows-8...-bulletin.html

    which appears to have another IE update for us.
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