Time to Sunset Internet Explorer

by Jean Tower

In the opening sequence of Stephen Colbert’s show he always mentions a few mock-worthy news stories. On Tuesday the opening included:

“There’s a critical security flaw in Internet Explorer which is terrible news for anyone living in 1995.”

IE stopped being my primary browser years ago – it became a bloated and unreliable piece of software that we couldn’t even uninstall.  It crashes way too much and has constant security problems.

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In Microsoft’s announcement of the latest problem they said DO NOT USE versions 6 thorough 11 because they were vulnerable to “limited, targeted attacks” that turned out to include the ability for a hacker to take complete control of your computer. So let’s say you have had enough with IE and want to uninstall it. From Microsoft’s own site:

“Because Internet Explorer is a Windows feature, you can’t uninstall it.”

It is SO time to uncouple IE from the operating system, Microsoft!

 

May 8 – Just spotted this on Linkedin and had to add it:

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