Please stop using internet explorer

Serious flaw in Internet Explorer not fixed yet (according to AP):

Users of all current versions of Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer browser might be vulnerable to having their computers hijacked because of a serious security hole in the software that had yet to be fixed Monday.

Seriously, people: if you are still using internet explorer, please take a moment right now to install firefox instead, for your sake as well as all of ours.

One key problem with Microsoft Internet Explorer is that it is “closed” – only Microsoft employees can see the code.  Firefox is open source – so any mistakes like these can be identified and fixed long before they do any harm.

Update (Tuesday afternoon): Microsoft, to its credit, is going to issue a patch tomorrow.

2 thoughts on “Please stop using internet explorer”

  1. And use End6 if you run your own site. Explorer is hell on earth for those of us making websites. Version 6 is slowly, slowly going away, but next year, it will be eight years old and at least 20% of the web will still use it. Scary.

    @Tony, Chrome is getting better. It and Safari both have a ways to go from a web developer perspective, especially Safari which loves to turn on dump functions and force stylization on elements that no other browser messes with. But, I’d rather have either over any version of Explorer, any day.

    -miquel

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