Shit browser gets hacked
MS slow to patch. All the more reason to use an alternative.
An as-yet-unpatched zero-day vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer is being abused much more widely than analysts had previously suspected. The vulnerability first came to public attention last week with the Operation DeputyDog attacks against targets in Japan, as first reported by net security firm FireEye. Websense, …
"get away from the Microsoft crap! Its been full of security holes, bugs for years now "
But for about the last decade or so, far fewer security holes than the competition. You would simply be moving the problem.
Just look at what happened with Linux in both webservers and Android - hacked to shreds and stuffed with malware respectively once they went mass market...Ditto OS-X - now it hit a couple of percentage points of market share - we have already seen a number of exploits / malware instances...
Of course, the other browsers are perfectly secure ;) easy to hate on Microsoft
I personally don't trust any of them. I do all my browsing in isolated virtual machines.
In other words, the VM isn't isolated, it's sandboxed.
Which isn't a bad practice actually, just a little inconvenient dealing with a VM.
The hardware I support for a living: no Internet connection, some of it there isn't even a VPN we can use to do remote access. That's what I understand by the term "isolated".
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