Microsoft flaw used to attack French aerospace employees, veterans

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nose2066 wrote:

This story says that the vulnerability is in “recent versions” of internet explorer, namely versions 9 and 10.

Instead of upgrading to version 11, which might have some new flaw, what if users downgraded to version 8? Would that be more secure?

Feb 14, 2014 11:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
boundarylayer wrote:

No, IE8 would be an even worse security risk.

IE is not simply a separate program run on top of WindowsOS. It has been integrated into the the OS since Win95 (Windows Explorer) and thus has more “privileges” than a separate program. Other browsers do not have this ability, better to use one of those.

Feb 15, 2014 9:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
boundarylayer wrote:

No, IE8 would be an even worse security risk.

IE is not simply a separate program run on top of WindowsOS. It has been integrated into the the OS since Win95 (Windows Explorer) and thus has more “privileges” than a separate program. Other browsers do not have this ability, better to use one of those.

Feb 15, 2014 9:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
riposte wrote:

find that hacker……and hire him….its the new world way

Feb 15, 2014 9:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
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