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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

I give up on Microsoft Internet 'Exploder' as of Today !

I posted earlier about how bad this is and now this: WaPo - Security Fix - It is easy to write about the latest security flaw in Microsoft's Windows operating system as if it were some abstract threat that hackers may or may not get around to exploiting at some point. But when you have evidence that a single phishing group is using the vulnerability to steal online banking and e-commerce credentials from thousands of victims each day, the threat suddenly becomes a great deal more personal and real. Read the rest at the link. Are you one of the statistics? This is how Microsoft's ‘monopoly’ affects you, the consumer. Do yourself a favor and get Firefox or Opera. Perhaps soon, Linux will be more user friendly than Windows. Until then, keep paying attention to the security threats because Microsoft doesn't (unless you count these lame security advisories): Microsoft Security Advisory Notification Issued: April 3, 2006 Security Advisories Updated or Released Today * Microsoft Security Advisory (917077) - Title: Vulnerability in the way HTML Objects Handle Unexpected Method Calls Could Allow Remote Code Execution - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/917077.mspx - Revision Note: Advisory updated to clarify that the Compatibility Patch will be replaced in the June update cycle. * Microsoft Security Advisory (912945) - Title: Non-Security Update for Internet Explorer - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/912945.mspx - Revision Note: Advisory updated to clarify that the Compatibility Patch will be replaced in the June update cycle. JUNE ?!

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