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The Register: CERT Recommends Anything but IE

Jun 29, 2004, 10:45 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Oates)

"US CERT (the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team), is advising people to ditch Internet Explorer and use a different browser after the latest security vulnerability in the software was exposed.

"A statement on the CERT site said: 'There are a number of significant vulnerabilities in technologies relating to the IE domain/zone security model, the DHTML object model, MIME type determination, and ActiveX. It is possible to reduce exposure to these vulnerabilities by using a different web browser, especially when browsing untrusted sites.' CERT otherwise recommends users to set security settings to high and disable JavaScript..."

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