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Re: Microsoft Australia pleads for users not to switch to Firefox

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____/ Terry Porter on Thursday 18 December 2008 13:45 : \____

> begin{quote}
> Microsoft Australia has issued a plea to customers not to switch browsers
> in the wake of the Internet Explorer zero-day exploit, claiming it will
> have a fix roughly within 24 hours.
> end{quote}
> Australian not impressed with Microsoft :-
> begin{quote}
> I'm switching mate! If its going to get my PC hacked, I ain't gonna be
> using it!
> iTnews - comments icon Posted by IE User,  Dec 17, 2008 1:29 PM
> Even if IE were as secure as most of the other browsers there's plenty of
> reason to switch. I think Microsoft is so desperate to stop people from
> using other browsers because they know they are hawking a vastly inferior
> product, and users will realise it.
> iTnews - comments icon Posted by Not an IE User,  Dec 17, 2008 1:38 PM
> LOL ie sucks, so does chrome go firefox
> iTnews - comments icon Posted by lol,  Dec 17, 2008 1:59 PM
> klaus Stop clowning around, face the facts. This flaw is far worse than
> any browser has ever incurred. and it is not the first to hit IE.
> Microsofts workaround , turn your web browser into notepad with High
> security settings. Even in low security settings other browsers don't
> incur such security issues, while providing a full rich internet
> experience.
> iTnews - comments icon Posted by carl0ski,  Dec 17, 2008 2:44 PM
> Yet again Microsoft has dropped the ball. I switched to Firefox because
> MS update stopped working. Firefox is beautiful and updates itself
> without being dependent on the MS crappy update site. Before that SP3 for
> Windows XP destroyed one of my PCs. And I recently bough Encyclopedia
> Britannica 2009 as MS still only has the 2007 version of Encarta. What a
> joke MS has become.
> iTnews - comments icon Posted by mark,  Dec 17, 2008 2:51 PM
> What is missing from this article is that this effects the older versions
> of the browser and the Beta of IE 8 as well. http://www.symantec.com/en/
> au/norton/security_response/vulnerability.jsp?bid=32721
> iTnews - comments icon Posted by JAB_au,  Dec 17, 2008 2:54 PM
> The biggest issue here is Microsofts lack of action. I cant believe that
> Microsoft recognise the problem, they admit it has been a problem since
> IE was first released and then they leave users exposed for far too long
> after the problem is in the publice domain. They need to release patches
> far more quickly to restore consumer confidence. I cant believe they are
> hosting a webcast discussion about it tomorrow morning at 8am!! Forget
> the webcast and provide the fix!!!
> iTnews - comments icon Posted by mark hay,  Dec 17, 2008 2:55 PM
> totally on the ball mr hay. Microsoft should fix the problem not waste
> time with this webcast! ill just stick to ffox
> iTnews - comments icon Posted by Anon,  Dec 17, 2008 3:12 PM
> end{quote}

Microsoft has meanwhile admitted that 2+ million people got OWNED due to this
flaw they were too vain to fix. If Microsoft says 2 million, then the real
number is over 20 million.

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