Don’t use Internet Explorer until bug is patched

This warning comes from from none other than the Department of Homeland Security.

Most of my clients using Windows are using Chrome or Firefox as their browser. All of you should be!

However, you still cling to Internet Explorer for some reason — you need to switch over to one of the other browsers at least for a few days / weeks. You all have either Chrome or Firefox or both installed as a second choice. It may be on your desktop or in your Start Menu.

Going forward, if you’ll just take 15 minutes of time to learn Firefox and 30 minutes to learn Chrome — you will be in a much better position. Look at You Tube for some tutorial videos — year 2013 or later.

DHS warns against using Internet Explorer until bug is patched via PCWorld
A vulnerability discovered in Internet Explorer over the weekend is serious—serious enough that the Department of Homeland Security is advising users to stop using it until it’s been patched.
On Monday, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, weighed in.
“US-CERT is aware of active exploitation of a use-after-free vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer,” it said in a bulletin. “This vulnerability affects IE versions 6 through 11 and could lead to the complete compromise of an affected system.

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