This is a very funny video done by Microsoft showing just how easy it is to be tricked into giving out your personal information.
There has been a log of negative talk lately about Internet Explorer 6 as it is an un-secure browser compared to other browsers. This was highlighted recently when Google reported it was hacked due to a vulnerability in IE6. As a result the German and French governments recommend that people more off Internet Explorer (all together) what is really interesting is that Microsoft are now already say almost the same thing.
Now in a blog post on the Microsoft Windows Experience Blog they mention that Internet Explorer 8 has recently become the most popular browser on the Internet. This undoubtedly would be partly due to the massively successful launch of Windows 7 and it very quickly gaining 10% market share in only a few short months.
But at the end of the article Microsoft say:
“We support this recommendation to move off Internet Explorer 6.”
The good news is that simply upgrading IE6 on Windows XP to IE7 or IE8 will give you a MUCH more secure experience. IE8’s Smart Screen filter has to date has blocked 350 million pieces of malware and IE7 & 8 has blocked over 125 Million phishing sites.
There you have it… MICROSOFT RECOMMEND NOT USING IE6… It could not be anymore clear so if you continue to use IE6 you have been warned!!!
Long Zheng has discovered that Microsoft have now added StartCom Ltd to the trusted root certification authorities store in the September 2009 Root Certificate update. This means you can now get fully trusted SSL certificates for free from StartCom and there will not be any root certification trust issues. So I have just applied for my certificate and hopefully will have it up and running within the next 24 hours…. I will keep you posted as to how it goes.
I have just loaded Microsoft Security Essentials on my computer and first impression so far are that it is a very easy, quick and simple AV program… So far I am very impressive and it is everything that a AV software should be “FREE”.
This will really take the wind out of the sail of all the Mac pundits that say that Windows is more expensive because you have to pay for expensive AV software every year…
So if you want to start saving money you can now get it here https://connect.microsoft.com/securityessentials/