June 15, 2004

Beware IE users

Dear Internet Explorer users,

There are unfixed bugs in your web browser that may lead to execution of code on your computer by any web site that you browse. This means proxies, worms, trojans and even nastier stuff, that you and I can't imagine. If your e-banking account (and/or private crypto key) appears to be used by somebody else, you'll know the reason.

Instead of sticking with whatever M$ provides you, you can use one of the excelent web browsers out there, such as Mozilla Firefox.
For the feature freaks Opera and for the stability freaks Mozilla might be a better choice.
I've been using Firefox for the last 7-8 months with minimal issues, mostly caused by non standard compliant code used by some web sites. It's fast. It's cheap on resourses. It's feature-full. It gets even better by the day. It has tons of plugins and extentions available. What more do you need?

The point is, there _are_ excelent working web browsers out there, so why use the swiss cheese alike IE, besides being lazy to upgrade? Try them out. It does not hurt. Staying with IE _will_ hurt you.

Go see the technical details of one real-life remote code execution example if you care.

Posted by boyan at June 15, 2004 12:53 PM