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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8463516.stm

    The German government has warned web users to find an alternative browser to Internet Explorer to protect security.

    The warning from the Federal Office for Information Security comes after Microsoft admitted IE was the weak link in recent attacks on Google's systems.
    However, Graham Cluley of anti-virus firm Sophos, told BBC News that not only did the warning apply to 6, 7 and 8 of the browser, but the instructions on how to exploit the flaw had been posted on the internet.

    "This is a vulnerability that was announced in the last couple of days. Microsoft have no patch yet and the implication is that this is the same one that exploited on the attacks on Google earlier this week," he said.

    Computer expert Alan Stevens: "It's like having a window left open in your house"

    "The way to exploit this flaw has now appeared on the internet, so it is quite possible that everyone is now going to have a go."
    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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    Re: German government: Say no to Internet Explorer

    More details about a hole in the old DOS VM system:

    http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/new...m_campaign=rss
    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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      Re: German government: Say no to Internet Explorer

      Originally posted by Ars Technica
      ...that 64-bit versions of Windows, including Windows Server 2008 R2, are not affected.
      Yay for my switch to 64-bit Windows 2 years ago. :)
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      • #4
        Re: German government: Say no to Internet Explorer

        Yep, the same thing that makes it impossible to run old 16 bit games also protects you from 16 bit holes in security.
        Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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        • #5
          Re: German government: Say no to Internet Explorer

          IE sucks... plain and simple.

          its basically, anything BUT IE

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            Re: German government: Say no to Internet Explorer

            Originally posted by ScratchMonkey View Post
            Yep, the same thing that makes it impossible to run old 16 bit games also protects you from 16 bit holes in security.
            Yes and it's sad if I ever want to play any 16-bit games again. (will have to resort to XP in a VM.)
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            • #7
              Re: German government: Say no to Internet Explorer

              Or you could run them in a Linux DOS box. And unlike Windows you can run many flavors of Linux from a Live CD, so you don't have to disrupt your regular hard disk setup to try out Linux. (Not you, AA, but those who are a bit more "OS conservative" ;))
              Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

              snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

              Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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                Re: German government: Say no to Internet Explorer

                Yeah, I could just throw a DOS VM onto my Ubuntu partition on my netbook if I wanted to do any 16-bit gaming (or even on the XP partition). I just haven't felt any need to play the few 16-bit games I do have.
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