In a move which surely can’t make Microsoft happy, no less an authority than US-CERT (the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) has recommended that one way to deal with the security holes in IE is to “use a different web browser”.
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In its notice, published this week and entitled “Vulnerability Note VU#713878: Microsoft Internet Explorer does not properly validate source of redirected frame”, CERT observes that 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.”
CERT then goes on to recommended that one way to deal with the issue of IE’s lack of security is to “use a different browser”.
Now we just have to convince web developers to stop building sites exclusively for IE.
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