Thu, 01 Jul 2004 13:17:31 GMT

CERT now says it, too:

Beware of IE
(Ryan Naraine story in Internet News).

The U.S. government's Computer Emergency Readiness Team
(US-CERT) is
warning Web surfers to stop using Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE)
browser.

On the heels of last week's sophisticated malware attack that targeted
a known IE flaw, US-CERT updated an earlier advisory to recommend the
use of alternative browsers because of “significant vulnerabilities”
in technologies embedded in IE.

There are a number of significant vulnerabilities in technologies
relating to the IE domain/zone security model, the DHTML object model,
MIME-type determination, and ActiveX. It is possible to reduce
exposure to these vulnerabilities by using a different Web browser,
especially when browsing untrusted sites,
US-CERT noted in a
vulnerability note.

[A blog doesn't need a clever name]

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yep, use a real browser.

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