Today the technology world was rocked by the news that IE 7 is vulnerable to attacks. Oh wait, most of us already new this and switched browsers long ago!
While this isn’t really big news, it does highlight how important it is for the average internet user to make sure they are vigil while surfing the net. Microsoft have said that the vulnerability is present in all version of IE, but state that moving to another browser is risky in itself.
While most users will not switch, experts are indicating that now is a good time to experiment with alternatives. Firefox, Safari, Opera and Chrome are not vulnerable to the IE threat, but each browser does have their own flaws. One thing is for sure, most browser attacks are aimed at IE. This is because IE users (are generally) less sophisticated surfers and are therefore more suseptible to viruses. I would therefore recommend users to “upgrade” to an alternative browser. I use firefox myself and find it great.
As a mac user, I should be using safari, but firefox’s pluggins make it a more useful browser, if not a tad slower. I would live to try Chrome, but google have not released a mac version yet.