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Soujurn
07-06-2004, 13:54
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has advised that all users of Internet Explorer stop using that browser.

http://networks.org/?src=cert:713878

HerrGlock
07-06-2004, 15:06
Step One

DanH

NetNinja
07-06-2004, 15:33
This was already posted ;)

berniew
07-06-2004, 16:14
Actually the subject is misleading, they did not say that all users should stop using IE. It is hyperbole like this which doesn't really help anyone

They said:

"Until a complete solution is available, consider the following workarounds."

Disable Active scripting and ActiveX
Apply the Outlook Email Security Update
Read and send email in plain text format
Maintain updated anti-virus software
Do not follow unsolicited links
Use a different web browser (note this is the last option, not the only one)

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They also mention that SP2 fixes the problem

I'm surprised they don't mention the new patch (see KB840374)

http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/download_ject.mspx





Originally posted by Soujurn
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has advised that all users of Internet Explorer stop using that browser.

http://networks.org/?src=cert:713878

HerrGlock
07-06-2004, 16:30
Originally posted by berniew
I'm surprised they don't mention the new patch (see KB840374)

The report came out before the patch existed.

DanH

berniew
07-06-2004, 16:47
Originally posted by HerrGlock
The report came out before the patch existed.

DanH


Patch came out on the 2nd

Friday, July 02, 2004 Security Update for Windows XP (KB840374)


Page says "Date Last Updated 07/06/2004'

In their defense Msoft doesn't make it very clear on their pages either

HerrGlock
07-06-2004, 16:51
Originally posted by berniew
Patch came out on the 2nd

Friday, July 02, 2004 Security Update for Windows XP (KB840374)


Page says "Date Last Updated 07/06/2004'

In their defense Msoft doesn't make it very clear on their pages either

Trust me on this one.

DanH

berniew
07-06-2004, 16:57
Originally posted by HerrGlock
Trust me on this one.

DanH


I know the page originally came out before the patch, but it has been updated since the patch came out

BTW There is a page http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA04-184A.html that deals with the vulnerability more specifically

(fixed url)

**Also two important points **

The patch doesn't remove the vulnerability completely, just a well known attack vector. Using another web browser in Windows doesn't remove the vulnerability either.

HerrGlock
07-06-2004, 17:01
Okay.

DanH

Hando
07-07-2004, 00:49
;!

i read about fire fox here and started using it
i like it a lot

as a web designer i am a IE person but firefox might convince me to reconsider ;f

gudel
07-07-2004, 01:22
i have firefox. the options that it has, is very simple. clean look but rendering speed is faster with IE.

btw, these current security issues does not affect XP with SP2. (which I have)

HerrGlock
07-07-2004, 05:57
Originally posted by Hando
as a web designer i am a IE person but firefox might convince me to reconsider ;f

If you're a web designer, you should have every browser available so you can check it.

Whenever you do a web page, go here:
http://validator.w3.org/

That will tell you if it's compatable with all the browsers that render to the standards.

DanH

gudel
07-07-2004, 12:00
ah nevermind this, i found some themes. :)

David_G17
07-07-2004, 14:06
i just wanted to add another off topic praise of firefox.

fastvfr
07-09-2004, 16:32
I used IE just once in the last two years, to DL the Service Pack 1 Redist and the DirectX 9.0b Runtime utilities.

I haven't used anything but Mozilla for three years or so. I'll never look back, nor will I spend 4 hours tying up a client's phone line waiting for SP1 to install, as those apps take ten minutes, tops, with a CD copy!

If Mozilla was any better, it would block popups and cost nothing.

>W00000T!! W00000T!!<

OH YEAH!! IT DOES AND IT IS!!!

Just another satisfied 'customer'!!

Best regards,

FastVFR

PS. Pop-ups....what're those?! Never seen one...on MY PC!!!