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[News] Internet Explorer 6 Being Dumped by Google, NHS

  • Subject: [News] Internet Explorer 6 Being Dumped by Google, NHS
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 11:31:06 +0000
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Google to end support for IE6

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| Google will phase out support for 
| Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 Web browser 
| starting in March, the company said Friday.


Modern browsers for modern applications


Google To End Support For IE6


Google yanks IE6 love from web apps


Cartoon about IE:

The Bizarre Cathedral - 66


Internet Explorer still a problem child 

,----[ Quote ]
| Users should consider using an alternative, 
| such as Firefox, Chrome or Opera. Although 
| these browsers also contain critical 
| security vulnerabilities â with developers 
| frequently fixing critical bugs in Firefox 
| in particular â there have so far been 
| almost no zero day exploits for these 
| vulnerabilities. Criminals continue to 
| concentrate their attacks on Internet 
| Explorer. Firefox's growing market share 
| may mean, however, that it too could soon 
| find itself under increasing fire.


UK.gov unmoved by Internet Explorer 6 security concerns

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| Google and the NHS may soon be ditching 
| support for Internet Explorer 6, but that 
| hasnât stopped UK government officials from 
| declaring the browser doesnât give them 
| cause for concern, unlike their French and 
| German counterparts.


DoH tells NHS to dump IE6



Why the NHS can't get its browser act together

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| Don't worry, said Microsoft a few days ago:
| the zero-day vulnerability that Chinese
| hackers exploited to infiltrate Google's
| network only affects Internet Explorer 6
| (released in 2000) running on Windows XP
| (released in 2001).
| The implication being that nobody uses that
| still, do they? Ed Bott, who has forgotten
| more about Microsoft than many people know,
| says in a vehement blogpost at ZDNet that:
|     "Any IT professional who is still
|     allowing IE6 to be used in a corporate
|     setting is guilty of malpractice. Think
|     that judgment is too harsh? Ask the
|     security experts at Google, Adobe, and
|     dozens of other large corporations that
|     are cleaning up the mess from a wave of
|     targeted attacks that allowed source code
|     and confidential data to fall into the
|     hands of well-organized intruders. The
|     entry point? According to Microsoft, it's
|     IE6."


Expert finds vulnerabilities in Microsoft browser

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| A security research firm said it discovered
| another set of vulnerabilities in Internet
| Explorer, a day after Microsoft Corp patched
| the Web browser following a high-profile
| cyber attack on Google in China.


IE is so secure we just had to build an OS out of it.

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| Microsofts new Gazelle concept is the
| greatest thing to hit Linux or the computer
| industry as a whole ever. According to
| Microsoft, Gazelle is a secure web browser
| constructed as a multi-principal OS. I never
| thought I would live to see the day that
| Microsoft announces its own suicide.
| I also never imagined that you could become
| a top executive and yet be so absolutely
| clueless as to sell an idea to the board
| that will mark their own demise and yet be
| so blinded by greed that the obvious has
| become a non issuing factor.


Firefox, Opera downloads surge after IE security scare

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| Internet browsers Firefox and Opera have
| experienced a massive surge in downloads
| since the security flaw in Microsoft
| Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) was exposed.
| Firefox owner Mozilla claims it has
| experienced more than 300,000 extra
| downloads over a four-day period in Germany
| that started last Friday. Opera downloads in
| Germany amounted to over 18,000 in a day
| over last weekend.


Chinaâs Strange Fixation on IE6

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| The scene in China is markedly different.
| Tons of websites, including commonly used
| ones, have been constructed and tested to
| work with IE6 only, without consideration of
| web standard (W3C), non-IE browsers
| (Firefox), or non-Windows platforms (Linux).
| This proliferation of non-standard websites
| is partly the result of ignorance. Remember
| the recent Green Dam fiasco? Green Dam was
| designed to block undesirable websites, but
| it only works if you access the web with IE.
| If you use Firefox, Green Dam has no effect.


Widespread Attacks Exploit Newly Patched IE Bug

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| The first widespread attack to leverage a
| recently patched flaw in Microsoft's Internet
| Explorer browser has surfaced.
| Starting late Wednesday, researchers at
| antivirus vendor Symantec's Security Response
| group began spotting dozens of Web sites that
| contain the Internet Explorer attack, which
| works reliably on the IE 6 browser, running
| on Windows XP. The attack installs a Trojan
| horse program that is able to bypass some
| security products and then give hackers
| access to the system, said Joshua Talbot, a
| security intelligence manager with Symantec.
| Once it has infected a PC, the Trojan sends a
| notification e-mail to the attackers, using a
| U.S.-based, free e-mail service that Symantec
| declined to name.

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