Is It Time For You To Switch?

july 2, 2004

Maybe it is now the time for you to finally switch away from Microsoft's crappy Internet Explorer to something more secure, feature rich, and not to mention updated: A warning from the US Government about Microsoft Internet Explorer and the need to switch away from it...

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) does not adequately validate the security context of a frame that has been redirected by a web server. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to evaluate script in different security domains. By causing script to be evaluated in the Local Machine Zone, the attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running IE. There are a number of significant vulnerabilities in technologies relating to the IE domain/zone security model, the DHTML object model, MIME type determination, and ActiveX. It is possible to reduce exposure to these vulnerabilities by using a different web browser, especially when browsing untrusted sites.