Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Today's joke: ai-eeee!

Microsoft strikes again!
Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer are being urged by experts to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed.

The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people's computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say.

Microsoft urged people to be vigilant while it investigated and prepared an emergency patch to resolve it.

Internet Explorer is used by the vast majority of the world's computer users.

Aaaaaaaahahahahahahahahaha!

16 comments:

David Davis (not that one, the other one) said...

We ought not to all throw our shoes at poor Microsoft, all the time.

For, Bill Gates did actually bring billions of ordinary humans, like me and The Devil, and many others who we know, and all the billions we don't know, out of the Darkness-of-Uncomputing, and into the Dawn-of-DOS, and later into the Unsettled Morning of Windows. (It is more settled now as we will all agree.)

This stuff takes time. Months, if not years. (How llong did it take Man to become a farmer and not a hunter-gatherer? Eh? So! Don't complain then: you will use well-more than 10 operating systems in your lifetime probably - I have done that already!)

But on thw whole, Firefox is better, yes it is. That's life. The next IE might improve on it. Or not. My boy uses Google Chrome, that's his choice.

microdave said...

Fair comment, but the problem with a near monopoly is complacency. And from a hackers point of view why waste your time with the relatively small fry when you can get the most satisfaction for the least effort.

As a Firefox user, on the odd occasions when I try IE7 I can't believe how slow it is, and as for the irritating pop-up warnings and silly noises.....

Fidothedog said...

Why do people still use Microshafts shit products? Hell they can have Firefox, Opera, Netscape and all for sod all but the time it takes to download.

Hell first thing I do with any pc is clear Microshaft Office off and put in some free version like Open or Star.

cabalamat said...

Microsoft urged people to be vigilant while it investigated and prepared an emergency patch to resolve it.

There's already a patch here.


Internet Explorer is used by the vast majority of the world's computer users.

Only because they're stupid.

Sue said...

There's another one been reported for Facebook users if you have an account.

http://www.brandrepublic.com/News/869486/Facebook-hackers-selling-profile-details-criminals/

Keyloggers (evil)!!!

John East said...

I've just installed Firefox on this laptop and I suggest you all do the same until MS come up with a patch for this latest problem.

Lost in Devon said...

Hmph. I use Safari on Windoze - seems to be quicker than all the rest, including Chrome (bug-ridden pile of junk).

OS X hacked onto my Dell workstation runs beautifully, boots in 15 seconds and very shortly will be running on my laptop - bye bye Windoze.

Now all I need is a MacBook Pro...

BTW - anyone using webmail on any platform over a wireless network should ensure that SSL is enabled at all times; sidejacking is now easy if you have the right tools.

Chalcedon said...

Been using Firefox ever since it came out.

muddypaws said...

what's internet explorer?
is it new?
is it still in beta?

Shug Niggurath said...

I'm pretty sure this article is related to this:

The Register: Browser Password Security Tests

Now sitting from the comfort of my Mac I don't have any reason to cheerlead for MS apps, but the truth is Safari and Google Chrome failed more tests that IE has.

Rob said...

I used Firefox for years, but recently it has become a hog, nowhere near as fast as it used to be. Too many upgrades with too many 'features' you don't want. Safari looks nicer and is quicker.

Regarding hacking, how long would Firefox last if the world's hackers turned their efforts on them and not on IE? Is its architecture so solid that it could shrug off a determined effort to hack it?

Anonymous said...

I've been forced to use Firefox because of the recent problems with internet explorer and by jingo I hate it. Horrible, horrible experience. Crap favourites menu for starters. Getting new tabs to load is labourious.
I am a regular reader of this blog but please don't preach to me about what method I should use in order to surf the net.
That smacks of the holy righteous politicos you always rail against.

microdave said...

Can't say I've had any problems getting tabs to load, however I totally agree about the favourites (bookmarks) menu in FF3. Why they had to replace the vastly superior one in FF2 I don't know. Neither do lots of other users, if the Mozilla forums are anything to go by. Various "Add Ons" have been suggested, but none of them seem to restore it to how it was.

Anonymous said...

Given that the last 48 hrs have seen critical IE patches, critical Firefox patches and 160MB of OSX update, it's had to see that anyone should be particularly smug right at the moment...

Anonymous said...

Choose your lifestyle

Safari Firefox said...

It's not called Internet Exploder for nothing...