Forum Thread: Insecure Browsers

You are currently viewing a forum thread in the Secunia Community Forum. Please note that opinions expressed here are not of Secunia but solely reflect those of the user who wrote it.

This thread was submitted in the following forum:
PSI

This thread has been marked as locked.
Figtree Insecure Browsers
Member 16th Aug, 2010 19:59
Ranking: 0
Posts: 9
User Since: 22nd Jan, 2010
System Score: N/A
Location: US
Does anyone have any idea why my Secunia PSI Scans continually tell me that my Internet Explorer 8 Browser is insecure? I even have the Service Pack 3 installed.

Anthony Wells RE: Insecure Browsers
Expert Contributor 16th Aug, 2010 20:36
Score: 2468
Posts: 3,356
User Since: 19th Dec 2007
System Score: N/A
Location: N/A
Last edited on 16th Aug, 2010 20:37
Hello Figtree ,

If you are referring to the info in "secure browsing" tab of the PSI that is because IE is (mildly) insecure , M$ know about it and have no known intention of doing anything about it until IE9 is released - no help even then , if you use XP , you are not likely to get it .

If IE is showing in the "insecure" tab , then you are missing a patch and need to go to M$updates and download the patch .

Does that help ??

Anthony

--


It always seems impossible until its done.
Nelson Mandela
Was this reply relevant?
+0
-0
Figtree RE: Insecure Browsers
Member 16th Aug, 2010 20:50
Score: 0
Posts: 9
User Since: 22nd Jan 2010
System Score: N/A
Location: US
Thank you Anthony.
Yes, this is stated under "insecure browsing". I continuouly use Microsoft updates and the malicious tool removal. I do my best to try and keep my computer secure. My anti-virus is McAfee.
Should I really be concerned about this? When I run the scan from the Secunia website page, the scan tells me that my programs are secure. That's why I am so confused.
I just noticed today on the Cnet website that Microsoft will be initiating the IE9 next month.
Figtree
Was this reply relevant?
+0
-0
Figtree RE: Insecure Browsers
Member 16th Aug, 2010 20:51
Score: 0
Posts: 9
User Since: 22nd Jan 2010
System Score: N/A
Location: US
Where do I get the patch?
Thanks.
Was this reply relevant?
+0
-0
Figtree RE: Insecure Browsers
Member 16th Aug, 2010 20:54
Score: 0
Posts: 9
User Since: 22nd Jan 2010
System Score: N/A
Location: US
Anthony,
No, I was wrong about the area that the scan is showing. It's showing under "secure browsing".
Was this reply relevant?
+0
-0
Anthony Wells RE: Insecure Browsers
Expert Contributor 16th Aug, 2010 21:16
Score: 2468
Posts: 3,356
User Since: 19th Dec 2007
System Score: N/A
Location: N/A
Last edited on 16th Aug, 2010 21:19
Hi Figtree ,

The "secure browsing" warning is to advise you that IE is not 100% secure ; but then again nothing is , except death and taxes . If you see IE in the "patched" tab then you are as up to date as you can be .

The browser you use is your personal choice ; as long as you use secure/safe browsing practices then you'll be fine .

You mention Service Pack 3 , so if it applies to XP as your OS you will probably not be able to run IE9 ( so rumour has it ) .

I find Firefox and Chrome equally suit my needs .

Ask if anything is still worrying you .

Anthony

Windows auto updates or visiting te M$/Windowsupdates website will tell you when/if you need patches . PSI tells you if a patch has not been applied correctly .

--


It always seems impossible until its done.
Nelson Mandela
Was this reply relevant?
+1
-0
Figtree RE: Insecure Browsers
Member 16th Aug, 2010 21:32
Score: 0
Posts: 9
User Since: 22nd Jan 2010
System Score: N/A
Location: US
Anthony,
Thank you so much for your help and advice.
I believe my IE8 is as patched as it's going to get. I continually check for Microsoft/Windows updates, even before my automatic updates alert me.
Thanks again.
Figtree
Was this reply relevant?
+0
-0
Anthony Wells RE: Insecure Browsers
Expert Contributor 16th Aug, 2010 21:49
Score: 2468
Posts: 3,356
User Since: 19th Dec 2007
System Score: N/A
Location: N/A

Hello again Figtree ,

You are doing just fine .

If you have any questions you are always welcome to ask , so don't hesitate .

Take care

Anthony

--


It always seems impossible until its done.
Nelson Mandela
Was this reply relevant?
+1
-0

This thread has been marked as locked.