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IE 7 Users, Protect Thyself

I have to admit that I'm a fan of Google Chrome. I like its simplicity -- but sometimes it's just a bit too simple. It'll crash on Flash and inexplicably choke on some JavaScript. So my solution is to turn to IE 8. It's a bit slower, but more stable. It definitely was an easy upgrade decision from IE 7, which had its own set of problems that made me check out Chrome in the first place. (OK, I've mentioned this before, so excuse me for sounding like a broken record.)

If you're still on IE 7 and running Vista, there's an interesting security anomaly you should be aware of, detailed in a Microsoft bulletin from this month. In it, Microsoft recommends that you run IE with the protected mode setting turned on to prevent a remote code execution attack. Even with this setting turned on, Microsoft said to still apply the patch. 

Are you still in IE 7 mode? What's keeping you from upgrading to IE 8? Chime in at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 06/15/2009 at 1:16 PM


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