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Dustyn
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reply to redwolfe_98

Re: IE Zero-Day

said by Dustin Childs :

“We are actively investigating reports of a small, targeted issue affecting Internet Explorer 6-8,” Childs said in an emailed statement.

Who the hell cares if IE6 is vulnerable?
Microsoft has to stop patching IE6 or people will continue to use it.
»www.ie6countdown.com/
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La Luna
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said by Dustyn:

Who the hell cares if IE6 is vulnerable?
Microsoft has to stop patching IE6 or people will continue to use it.
»www.ie6countdown.com/

^^^ This. Why anyone would use such an old, outdated, insecure browser is beyond me. I'd like to say they deserve whatever happens, but that would be mean.
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StuartMW
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reply to Dustyn
said by Dustyn:

Who the hell cares if IE6 is vulnerable?

Dude111 See Profile ?

I rather like using IE 3.01 on my Windows 3.1 system
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reply to La Luna
said by La Luna:

^^^ This. Why anyone would use such an old, outdated, insecure browser is beyond me. I'd like to say they deserve whatever happens, but that would be mean.

Companies that are too cheap to spend the money required to re-code or update the "broken" web applications they are using.

Yes, the company I work for still uses IE6. Several of the intranet web apps don't work properly on any other browser.

Is that a valid reason to still be using IE6? IMHO, it is not. They've had plenty of time and money to upgrade their web applications, instead they waste the budget elsewhere on less important things.


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reply to Dustyn
> Who the hell cares if IE6 is vulnerable?

Says IE6 - IE8.
(Guess IE5 & earlier no longer count .)

> Microsoft has to stop patching IE6 or people will continue to use it.

And aren't XP users limited to (at most) IE8 (or another browser entirely)?


StuartMW
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said by therube:

And aren't XP users limited to (at most) IE8 (or another browser entirely)?

Yup.

Win2K users can't run anything higher than IE6. I use Firefox v12.0 (the last to run on Win2K) on the rare occasions I browse on that box.

IE 3.01 was the last to run on Win 3.1 and WfWG 3.11 (16-bit OS'es) Netscape lasted until 4.x from memory.
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silentlooker
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reply to Dustyn
said by Dustyn:

said by Dustin Childs :

“We are actively investigating reports of a small, targeted issue affecting Internet Explorer 6-8,” Childs said in an emailed statement.

Who the hell cares if IE6 is vulnerable?
Microsoft has to stop patching IE6 or people will continue to use it.
»www.ie6countdown.com/

I still use ie 5 and extremely happy.


La Luna
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said by silentlooker:

said by Dustyn:

said by Dustin Childs :

“We are actively investigating reports of a small, targeted issue affecting Internet Explorer 6-8,” Childs said in an emailed statement.

Who the hell cares if IE6 is vulnerable?
Microsoft has to stop patching IE6 or people will continue to use it.
»www.ie6countdown.com/

I still use ie 5 and extremely happy lucky.

Fixed.
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StuartMW
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Well if you're "lucky" you're probably "happy" too

Probably not many bad guys targeting IE5 any more.
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Dustyn
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reply to silentlooker
said by silentlooker :

I still use ie 5 and extremely happy.

Awesome.
The advisery does not discuss IE5.


EGeezer
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reply to StuartMW
What's this "Internet Explorer" people are speaking of?


trparky
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said by EGeezer:

What's this "Internet Explorer" people are speaking of?

It's that other browser you use to download Firefox or Google Chrome with.


StuartMW
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reply to EGeezer
You might know it as Internet Exploder



mmainprize

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reply to trparky
said by trparky:

said by EGeezer:

What's this "Internet Explorer" people are speaking of?

It's that other browser you use to download Firefox or Google Chrome with.

LMAO, My side hurts


goalieskates
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reply to Dustyn
said by Dustyn:

Who the hell cares if IE6 is vulnerable?
Microsoft has to stop patching IE6 or people will continue to use it.
»www.ie6countdown.com/

And the newer versions aren't? The more complex things become, the more vulnerable they are. Anyone who's actually worked in coding knows that.

You may like the newer versions, you may like their new functionality, but that doesn't automatically mean they're safer. They have problems and attack vectors IE6 never even dreamed of. Let's not confuse programming reality with marketing.


Dustyn
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said by goalieskates:

said by Dustyn:

Who the hell cares if IE6 is vulnerable?
Microsoft has to stop patching IE6 or people will continue to use it.
»www.ie6countdown.com/

And the newer versions aren't?

People using Internet Explorer 9-10 are not impacted... So in this instance, newer is better. However, I'm only referencing this particular vulnerability. For Microsoft to also patch IE6 is a step backwards from their own abandon IE6 campaign.
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goalieskates
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said by Dustyn:

People using Internet Explorer 9-10 are not impacted... So in this instance, newer is better. However, I'm only referencing this particular vulnerability. For Microsoft to also patch IE6 is a step backwards from their own abandon IE6 campaign.

It is, but the whole campaign is silly anyway. As long as the newer versions of IE are up to snuff, it really doesn't matter what other people choose to run. More to the point, people who run IE6 haven't upgraded their Windows, either - which hurts revenue and is really what that's all about.

We went to the moon without benefit of IE and Windows. If somebody doesn't want to go to a higher version browser and can live with Win98 or WinXP, more power to them.


StuartMW
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Win 3.1 and IE 3.01 forever!


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reply to goalieskates
said by goalieskates:

... If somebody doesn't want to go to a higher version browser and can live with Win98 or WinXP, more power to them.

That is the challenge, though... living with them. In the case of Win98, not only can't one find secure browsers that will run under the OS, they can't even find current anti-malware software that will run. Nearly all of what one finds that will run (if they look really hard) is outdated ("vintage") and riddled with bugs or security holes. The only thing in one's favor is that the number of exploits targeting your OS is slowly declining - especially new zero-days. It's the main reason I finally took my Win98FE/KernelEx system off-line a couple of years ago (though I still run it at times as an isolated system for a few pieces of legacy software on it that I occasionally need).
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StuartMW
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said by Blackbird:

...I finally took my Win98FE/KernelEx system off-line a couple of years ago (though I still run it at times as an isolated system for a few pieces of legacy software on it that I occasionally need).

You can probably image it's HD(s) and run it as a Virtual Machine (VM). Then you'd have an anchor for a (small) boat

I have a bunch of VM's, including some of old hardware, and use them from time to time.

The good thing about VM's is that their HD(s) are just (VHD) files. Easily backed up and copied if you want to try/test something without messing up the original. I quite often test things in VM's.
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