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Forum Thread: Current installation of IE8.x is showing as being insecure

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x

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debbied1958 Current installation of IE8.x is showing as being insecure
Member 3rd Apr, 2010 01:53
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I installed security updates for Windows XP and now have a msg from Secunia PSI stating "This installation of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x is insecure and potentially exposes your system to security threats!"

I have run updates again but there are no security updates available at this time. Should I not use IE8 at all until this issue is patched?


My computer is working fine; no problems since the installation but I am concerned about using IE8.x while it's being reported as being insecure.

I have rescanned my computer since the security update was installed.


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wr RE: Current installation of IE8.x is showing as being insecure
Contributor 3rd Apr, 2010 07:01
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Hi debbied 1958 & welcome to the Forum

Secunia has issued a advisory--SA 38416 regarding IE8. At this
time IR8 is as secure as you can make it if you have
applied all updates as you indicated. Speculation is that M$ will
probably not issue any more patches but rather release IE9 later
this year. One of our most respected members ,Maurice Joyce, who is
a Dedicated Contributor uses IE8 only & has not reported any problems.

I nor any one else can tell you with 100% certainty which browser to use.
At some point any browser will become insecure. That's why it's important
to use the PSI on a regular(daily?) basis to reveal vulnerabilities &
apply the necessary patches.

Hope this helps.

Regards, wr

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HP Pavilion Slimline s3020n
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 32 bit
AMD 64 Athlon X2
Firefox 31.3.0 ESR
The weakest link of a computer system is always sitting in front of the monitor.
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