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    Default Department of Homeland Security recommends discontinuing use of Internet Explorer

    FYI, This came from a service my church uses for its website, so I consider it reliable.
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    Department of Homeland Security recommends discontinuing use of Internet Explorer

    Over the weekend, US-CERT became aware of a major security vulnerabilty in Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11. They believe this vulnerabilty is actively being exploited, and therefore, as of Monday, April 28, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security is advising users to stop using Internet Explorer until the bug is patched. Internet Explorer versions 8 and earlier are particularly vulnerable, since Microsoft discontinued extended support of Windows XP on April 8, 2014.

    This vulnerabilty could allow a hacker to gain the same user rights as the current user, and that attacker could ultimately take complete control of the affected system. Microsoft has provided detailed information and recommended actions to reduce your risk. You can also download a current version of an alternative browser:
    Chrome
    Firefox

    If you decide to download Firefox, go to www.mozilla.org and get it directly or you may end up with a bunch of tagalong programs you don't want.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    I heard that on NPR too.

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    Of course,

    DHS is a VERY reliable source for things like this.....trust your government, they have your best interests at heart always....

    It Just Doesn't Matter....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy Sanders View Post
    .....trust your government, they have your best interests at heart always....
    He said with a twinkle in his eye.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    Department of Homeland Security recommends discontinuing use of Internet Explorer
    I've been telling people that for years.

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    why not, maybe I can take down the internet
    ‎"Trust, but verify" - Russian Proverb, as used by Ronald Reagan

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    I download and switch to Firefox yesterday, so far, I'm not like it at all. There was at least one hitchhiker program with it that I can't figure how to get rid of so far.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    Which one is it ,Jesse? I believe I got rid of all of mine. BTW a guru told me a while back that Chrome was liked by some over Firefox.

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    I run both Firefox and Chrome. Chrome can be somewhat glitchy at times. In either, make sure you add Adblock Plus. You can thank me later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewydog View Post
    In either, make sure you add Adblock Plus. You can thank me later.
    I will thank you now, in anticipation of what that sounds like it should do. That was about as quick and easy as a download can be. Thanks again Chewy. You're not a wookie are you?
    Last edited by Uncle Jesse; 05-01-2014 at 05:25 PM.
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