• New Internet Explorer 6-11 Vulnerability Discovered
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[Quote]A new zero-day vulnerability that resides in all versions of Internet Explorer has been spotted in the wild, Microsoft confirmed late Saturday. The vulnerability, which could allow remote code execution, is being used in "limited, targeted attacks," according to an [URL="https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/2963983.aspx"]advisory [/URL]issued by Microsoft. While all versions of the web browser, IE 6 through 11, are affected by the vulnerability, attacks are currently targeting IE versions 9, 10 and 11, according to security firm FireEye, which first [URL="http://www.fireeye.com/blog/uncategorized/2014/04/new-zero-day-exploit-targeting-internet-explorer-versions-9-through-11-identified-in-targeted-attacks.html"]reported the flaw[/URL] Friday.[/Quote] [URL]http://www.cnet.com/news/new-zero-day-vulnerability-identified-in-all-versions-of-ie/[/URL] Note that this vulnerability only affects people who go to a webpage that was specifically created to exploit this vulnerability. So things like trusted websites (like google) really aren't affected by this. Microsoft listed a few ways to mitigate the vulnerability in their security advisory, which there is a link to in the article. However the most effective thing to do is really to just switch browsers until there is a fix (or forever). Essentially this vulnerability allows for execution of arbitrary code on the user's computer by corrupting memory to. A more in-depth technical explanation can be found here. [URL]http://www.fireeye.com/blog/uncategorized/2014/04/new-zero-day-exploit-targeting-internet-explorer-versions-9-through-11-identified-in-targeted-attacks.html[/URL]
And so the 5 people who still have IE were worried.
[QUOTE=1chains1;44670935]And so the 5 people who still have IE were worried.[/QUOTE] Didn't know only 10 people use the internet world wide.
This probably affects most facepunch users then since most are so stupid.
[QUOTE=JaffaCakez;44670964]This probably affects most facepunch users then since most are so stupid.[/QUOTE] Look, I get the joke you're trying to make, but it doesn't work. It's not hard to see that users here often jerk to their browser choice.
IE 11 is actually a decent browser.
Reading posts of people still bashing IE just brings me back to 2007.
"Browser superiority" is fucking ridiculous. Yeah, you use on browser over another. Doesn't make you any smarter than anyone else who doesn't use it.
[video=youtube;GFE4rkSaKOY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFE4rkSaKOY[/video] notice deviant art
this is why people should've just stuck with ie3
Man, I haven't used IE in years, to be frank. Been with Firefox all this time, though with that said, what particular advantages do Chrome and Opera have over Firefox? Are faster load times and better RAM usage amongst said pros?
[QUOTE=ironman17;44671026]Man, I haven't used IE in years, to be frank. Been with Firefox all this time, though with that said, what particular advantages do Chrome and Opera have over Firefox? Are faster load times and better RAM usage amongst said pros?[/QUOTE]Opera's not good anymore. I like Chrome for its minimalist interface, multiprocess browsing, cross-platform sync, and integration with Google services I use. It's also very speedy compared to firefox. Chrome is, however, a complete RAM whore due to the fact that its multiprocess philosophy causes it to run in several chrome.exes simultaneously.
[QUOTE=Mysterious;44671018]"Browser superiority" is fucking ridiculous. Yeah, you use on browser over another. Doesn't make you any smarter than anyone else who doesn't use it.[/QUOTE] Found the IE user.
[QUOTE=ironman17;44671026]Man, I haven't used IE in years, to be frank. Been with Firefox all this time, though with that said, what particular advantages do Chrome and Opera have over Firefox? Are faster load times and better RAM usage amongst said pros?[/QUOTE] I use Chrome for ease of use. Firefox is [I]probably[/I] a better browser, but I still prefer Chrome 2:1. Also Chrome opens like 5 instances of itself depending on how many tabs you open. It's probably not the best if you want something that leaves a lot of memory available.
[QUOTE=1chains1;44670935]And so the 5 people who still have IE were worried.[/QUOTE] no need for such harsh words
[QUOTE=UberMunchkin;44671075]Found the IE user.[/QUOTE] Get him
I don't use IE for the same reason I wouldn't buy an American car; they're historically bad. I get grief for this all the time.
[QUOTE=ironman17;44671026]Man, I haven't used IE in years, to be frank. Been with Firefox all this time, though with that said, what particular advantages do Chrome and Opera have over Firefox? Are faster load times and better RAM usage amongst said pros?[/QUOTE] Opera more or less died with v12. After that they switched from their own engine to Chromium, which meant a complete overhaul without any of the old features or addons, not even bookmarks, just a somewhat fancy "New Tab" page. I've heard they've been slowly patching back some features and there's a big extension catalog of course since it's running the Chrome infrastructure, but I see no reason to pick it over Chrome itself. (if this post is showing me posting via Firefox, that's because my Opera12 masks itself to prevent "your browser is too old for this website" banners)
[QUOTE=Uber|nooB;44671107]no need for such harsh words[/QUOTE] IE on a Wii???
[QUOTE=LegndNikko;44671573]IE on a Wii???[/QUOTE] Two possibilities: 1. User Agent spoofing 2. He's the manliest motherfucker on earth.
You guys are all lame I still got netscape on my windows 98 machine.
[QUOTE=JaffaCakez;44670964]This probably affects most facepunch users then since most are so stupid.[/QUOTE] Swing aaaaand miss. [editline]29th April 2014[/editline] IE11 is actually not bad at all, shame they don't allow extensions other than toolbars.
[QUOTE='[EG] Pepper;44671764']shame they don't allow extensions other than toolbars.[/QUOTE] Uh, no? There are several plugins available for IE that aren't toolbars. Ghostery, Adblock Plus, Simple Adblock, Speckie (spellcheck), Avast! web plugin, etc.
IE is great if you aren't a web developer.
IE is in a catch 22. No decent plug ins that are on Chrome and FireFox are available, making it less appealing. It's less appealing and has less users (considering users that are aware of an actively use plug ins), so they don't really want to put their plug-ins/extensions on IE.
IE11 isn't that bad, I prefer not to use it though as most of the interface is clunky when you least need it to be. Autofill is a hit and miss when I use it, and when it works it looks like it was stripped from an older version of IE.
[QUOTE=Uber|nooB;44671107]no need for such harsh words[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/kvwdpDm.png?1[/IMG] How the fuck are you doing this
[QUOTE=JaffaCakez;44670964]This probably affects most facepunch users then since most are so stupid.[/QUOTE] 98 posts and you already had a perma and three bans. man when I grow up I'd love to be more like you
[QUOTE=chipsnapper2;44672447][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/kvwdpDm.png?1[/IMG] How the fuck are you doing this[/QUOTE] User agent switcher, not that difficult.
Well IE6, 7 and 8 are the only versions of IE supported on XP, so here we go :v:
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