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Stop using IE, says US-CERT

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Soujurn, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. Soujurn

    Soujurn Deus Diligo USA

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  2. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    NetNinja Always Faithful

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    This was already posted ;)
     
  4. berniew

    berniew Liberty

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    Actually the subject is misleading, they did not say that all users should stop using IE. It is hyperbole like this which doesn't really help anyone

    They said:

    "Until a complete solution is available, consider the following workarounds."

    Disable Active scripting and ActiveX
    Apply the Outlook Email Security Update
    Read and send email in plain text format
    Maintain updated anti-virus software
    Do not follow unsolicited links
    Use a different web browser (note this is the last option, not the only one)

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    They also mention that SP2 fixes the problem

    I'm surprised they don't mention the new patch (see KB840374)

    http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/download_ject.mspx





     
  5. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    The report came out before the patch existed.

    DanH
     
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    berniew Liberty

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    Patch came out on the 2nd

    Friday, July 02, 2004 Security Update for Windows XP (KB840374)


    Page says "Date Last Updated 07/06/2004'

    In their defense Msoft doesn't make it very clear on their pages either
     
  7. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Trust me on this one.

    DanH
     
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    berniew Liberty

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    I know the page originally came out before the patch, but it has been updated since the patch came out

    BTW There is a page http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA04-184A.html that deals with the vulnerability more specifically

    (fixed url)

    **Also two important points **

    The patch doesn't remove the vulnerability completely, just a well known attack vector. Using another web browser in Windows doesn't remove the vulnerability either.
     
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    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Hando

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    ;!

    i read about fire fox here and started using it
    i like it a lot

    as a web designer i am a IE person but firefox might convince me to reconsider ;f
     
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    i have firefox. the options that it has, is very simple. clean look but rendering speed is faster with IE.

    btw, these current security issues does not affect XP with SP2. (which I have)
     
  12. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    If you're a web designer, you should have every browser available so you can check it.

    Whenever you do a web page, go here:
    http://validator.w3.org/

    That will tell you if it's compatable with all the browsers that render to the standards.

    DanH
     
  13. gudel

    gudel

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    ah nevermind this, i found some themes. :)
     
  14. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

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    i just wanted to add another off topic praise of firefox.
     
  15. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    I used IE just once in the last two years, to DL the Service Pack 1 Redist and the DirectX 9.0b Runtime utilities.

    I haven't used anything but Mozilla for three years or so. I'll never look back, nor will I spend 4 hours tying up a client's phone line waiting for SP1 to install, as those apps take ten minutes, tops, with a CD copy!

    If Mozilla was any better, it would block popups and cost nothing.

    >W00000T!! W00000T!!<

    OH YEAH!! IT DOES AND IT IS!!!

    Just another satisfied 'customer'!!

    Best regards,

    FastVFR

    PS. Pop-ups....what're those?! Never seen one...on MY PC!!!