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German government warns against using MS Explorer
« on: Saturday 16 January 10 20:02 GMT (UK) »
For those who use IE as a browser this might make you switch to something better/safer....

Theres a choice of other browsers, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome & others...my preference is Firefox.

German government warns against using MS Explorer

The German government has warned web users to find an alternative browser to Internet Explorer to protect security.

The warning from the Federal Office for Information Security comes after Microsoft admitted IE was the weak link in recent attacks on Google's systems.

Microsoft says the security hole can be shut by setting the browser's security zone to "high", although this limits functionality and blocks many websites.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8463516.stm

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Re: German government warns against using MS Explorer
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 January 10 01:37 GMT (UK) »
Thnak for that info and the link Stevie.

Why do you prefer firefox?

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Re: German government warns against using MS Explorer
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17 January 10 01:59 GMT (UK) »
Why do you prefer firefox?
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German government warns against using MS Explorer
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Re: German government warns against using MS Explorer
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 17 January 10 03:53 GMT (UK) »


macbeth, you misunderstood my question to Stevie :)

Stevie wrote:
 "Theres a choice of other browsers, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome & others...my preference is Firefox."   and I am asking him why he prefers firfox out of these alternatives to IE that he mentions. :D

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Re: German government warns against using MS Explorer
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 17 January 10 03:57 GMT (UK) »
Oh sorry

I like Firefox because of the addins - which means it is highly customisable. The other browsers may well have that too, but I'm happy with firefox.
Add-ins I use:
IETab - so if some web sites insist on being opened in IE, you can open them in a tab if Firefox, and not have to fire up IE

cheers
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Re: German government warns against using MS Explorer
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 17 January 10 04:02 GMT (UK) »


Charlotte

Don't use anything but Firefox these days, it's great with multiple windows open at once and one can get one's techo husband to customise it just how one wants it.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: German government warns against using MS Explorer
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 17 January 10 04:04 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Beth and Karenlee. 

Beth's reasons are good but not sure Karenlee's apply to me re a teachie OH ;)

Will go to firefox on new computer.

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Re: German government warns against using MS Explorer
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 17 January 10 04:05 GMT (UK) »


Charlotte... I'll loan you mine when the new one turns up..... ;D

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Re: German government warns against using MS Explorer
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 17 January 10 04:22 GMT (UK) »
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