September 21, 2012 1 Comment-
We love the internet, which is why we’re adamant that you should be safe when you surf. That’s why I’m urging people viewing this page on Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9 (which will probably be around 40% of you) to switch to a different browser right now.
And if you don’t want to take my word for it, listen to what the Germany government has to say:
“The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has [discovered a] critical vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer .. versions 7 or 8 under the operating system Microsoft Windows XP, as well as in versions 8 and 9 use on Microsoft Windows 7.”
“The BSI recommends all users of Internet Explorer to use as long as an alternative browser for Internet use, until the manufacturer has released a security update is available.”
The current security issue with Internet Explorer means that anyone with a fully up-to-date system running IE can catch the virus simply by visiting a malicious web site. Ouch.
What’s worse is that the computer code criminals need to do this is already widely available on the internet, so there should be a huge number of infected websites popping up around the web as you’re reading this.
Below are links to some other popular browsers:
And of course, always make sure your antivirus software is up-to-date.
Made up of various contributors' opinions and insights - the power of the collective.
Norman Safeground Blogs Archive