Thursday, 18 December 2008

Security updates for Internet Explorer & Firefox 3.0.5 / - upgrade ASAP!

Both of the major browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox recently issued important security updates.

You've probably heard about the critical Internet Explorer security flaw which even hit the mainstream media, e.g. see the BBC news report which noted that the security hole could let criminals "take control of people's computers and steal their passwords".

If you use Internet Explorer or Firefox (particularly the former), you're well advised to upgrade your web browser ASAP:
For those of you who aren't using Firefox yet - why not? It's as easy to use as Internet Explorer, a lot more powerful in terms of free useful or fun extensions or add ons you can install, and probably most importantly it's generally a lot more secure (especially if you download the free NoScript extension). I plan to write a short post extolling the virtues (but a couple of minuses) of Firefox soon, to help persuade the unconvinced (you know who you are!).

I actually use 3 different browsers for different purposes: Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera (and I'm playing with Google's Chrome). E.g. if I'm going to a site I don't know or completely trust yet, I'll use Firefox with NoScript. If I'm impatient or need speed I use Opera, e.g. as a reference browser with lots of tabs open at the same time relating to a subject I'm looking into. And I use IE if a site just won't work in anything else, or just to split out identities (for one identity I login to Webmail etc in Firefox, for another in IE, etc.)


Charles Chua C K said...

My "Post to this links' is not working. Can you help me? My site is at

Improbulus said...

Not sure what you mean Charles but I think you should try asking the Blogger Help Group.