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Forum Thread: Is Internet Explorer 8 actually safe, now?

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taffy078 Is Internet Explorer 8 actually safe, now?
Contributor 27th Nov, 2013 08:39
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Before I posted this, I checked out Mogs' thread here:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/145...

Then I checked the Microsoft Updates on my desktop - an even bigger list.

So now I'm confused - again.

Many weeks ago, Microsoft announced there were security flaws in all of the Internet Explorer products and said they were issuing a fix. Then they didn't - then there was another security flaw . . . . as nauseum.

Can anyone tell me please whether or not Microsoft actually got around to making my Internet Explorer 8 safe.

Thanks


PS I have a replacement desktop - Win7/IE10 - and when I find the time to set it up my XP/IE8 will become a word processor for a local charity but intil then I have to use it.

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Desktop: Compaq Presario (OEM) 32 bit / AMD Athlon / 2 GB RAM
XP Home - SP3/ IE8/ Norton IS - Secunia PSI v2.0.0.3003

Laptop: Win 7 / IE11 / PSI v2.0.0.3003

ddmarshall RE: Is Internet Explorer 8 actually safe, now?
Dedicated Contributor 27th Nov, 2013 10:59
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I don't think that there are any unmatched public vulnerabilities for IE but the Office bug can be exploited by browsing to a specially crafted website.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/adviso...

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mogs RE: Is Internet Explorer 8 actually safe, now?
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Last edited on 27th Nov, 2013 13:29
@taffy

As far as I can see, there are vulnerabilities in IE8....as shown in the following Secunia Advisory :-
http://secunia.com/advisories/product/21625/

Excerpt
Vulnerability Report: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x



This vulnerability report for Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x contains a complete overview of all Secunia advisories affecting it. You can use this vulnerability report to ensure that you are aware of all vulnerabilities, both patched and unpatched, affecting this product allowing you to take the necessary precautions.

If you have information about a new or an existing vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x then you are more than welcome to contact us.

Vendor, Links, and Unpatched Vulnerabilities


Most Critical Unpatched
The most severe unpatched Secunia advisory affecting Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x, with all vendor patches applied, is rated Less critical .


Regards.........mogs..........




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