Windows 10: Browser Hijacking (IE11 and EDGE)

  1.    03 Mar 2017 #1

    Browser Hijacking (IE11 and EDGE)


    Hi Folks
    Be extra careful currently as there is STILL a problem in security with IE11 and Edge which can allow "unscrupulous" users to hijack your browser / do other nasty things - and currently NO A/V software can protect against this.

    BE VERY CAREFUL if using IE11 / EDGE until Ms applies the patch. DO NOT RELY SOLEY ON YOUR A/V SOFTWARE - this won't protect you in this case. People are often lulled into a false sense of security after installing some extra A/V software -- this actually makes them MORE likely to fall into traps than people who only have the base WD stuff installed but browse carefully. !!!

    Here's the article - from BBC (and Google) so it's not from some dubious journalist writing for a magazine hoping to make a few bucks.

    Bad bug found in Microsoft browsing code - BBC News

    I posted this note also in the Browsers section as some people don't read this part of the Forum.

    Cheers - and SAFE browsing

    jimbo
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  2.    04 Mar 2017 #2

    Thanks for the heads up. I guess it will be patched soon (I hope it too).
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  3.    04 Mar 2017 #3

    It's funny how it's almost always Google that finds stuff like that.
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       04 Mar 2017 #4

    CountMike said: View Post
    It's funny how it's almost always Google that finds stuff like that.
    Well it goes without saying that one likes to kick the opposition in the teeth.
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  5.    07 Mar 2017 #5

    Hi there

    Unlike a lot of people I Don't find companies like Amazon / Google etc members of an "Evil Empire" -- they are only using defective taxation systems that if people don't like -- well in most countries where these sorts of things matter every individual has a good weapon -- it's called "The Ballot Box". (I know not always a perfect solution but better than anything else -- I've been stuck in a few Bars in England trying to referee all sorts of problems between "Pro Brexit" and "Remain" people before they start throwing punches at each other !!! - you can't square a circle -- but at least as Iceland isn't in EU so I'm not involved and perceived as a Neutral - even if I do like Man Utd football club-- was just trying to keep the peace and scrounge a few free Drinks !!!!!)

    I'm actually relieved that there ARE companies around who have the resources to challenge Ms and ask awkward questions -- if there are flaws people want to know. I don't care if Google wants to oust Ms -- it doesn't seem to want to create too many problems with Windows users - and without Windows users using Google where would it be !!! (and I LOVE the idea of driverless cars etc - problems to solve for sure but eventually they will be solved).

    Question for any sort of A.I though -- autonomous car (Driverless) say has six people in it -- young kid kicks a ball and chases it into a busy highway -- it's 90% certain that either the kid will be killed or 5 of the 6 people in the driverless car will be killed depending on the action the Driverless car takes --- Nasty one that - but unless you segregate Driverless and Driver controlled cars this sort of event WILL happen -- very problematic programming here. !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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