IE Security Risk Prompts Calls to Switch Browsers

My first question would have been, Why haven’t you switched already?  ;)  Seriously, for all my readers who use Internet Explorer, there was a major security flaw exposed recently.  A security advisor at Trend Micro suggests that, until it is fixed, you switch to another browser.  I would suggest you give Firefox a try, but there are others such as Opera, Chrome, and Safari.

Richard Cox, chief information officer of anti-spam body The Spamhaus Project and an expert on privacy and cyber security, echoed Trend Micro’s warning.

“It won’t be long before someone reverse engineers this exploit for more fraudulent purposes. Trend Mico’s advice [of switching to an alternative web browser] is very sensible,” he said.

Microsoft is working on an emergency patch to fix the vulnerability, but until then, it is suggested that you don’t use the IE browser at all.