Windows 10: Living on the “Edge”: 25 Security Flaws Found in MS Internet Explorer

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  1. Posts : 1,563
    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       11 Nov 2015 #1

    Living on the “Edge”: 25 Security Flaws Found in MS Internet Explorer


    Patch now, security experts recommend Windows users


    Internet Explorer is no longer the default Windows browser, and with Windows 10, Microsoft not only made this huge change to its operating system but it also took the first step towards introducing a universal browser working on PCs and smartphones alike.

    Microsoft Edge is the name of the new kid on the block, but Internet Explorer continues to be available in Windows 10 as a backup just in case your company apps or a specific service isn’t working the way it should in the new operating system.

    But this doesn’t change anything in terms of security, and far as Internet Explorer is concerned, the old browser continues to be one of the most attacked apps currently available.
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  2. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Redstone(1)) 15063.608
       11 Nov 2015 #2

    Just glad I dumped IE11
    So happy with Edge knowing it is not going to freeze or crash
    Also funny no one has tried to do to Edge what they are doing to IE11
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  3. Posts : 470
    Win 10 Pro (x64), OSX 10.11
       11 Nov 2015 #3

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    Just glad I dumped IE11
    So happy with Edge knowing it is not going to freeze or crash
    Also funny no one has tried to do to Edge what they are doing to IE11
    Give them time, they will! Not to be negative but Edge is a big target and it is a challenge to break.
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  4. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Redstone(1)) 15063.608
       11 Nov 2015 #4

    I myself think Microsoft are going to do all they can so that Edge is more protected, as it is their baby now and IE 11 is as far as thing go an adult or elderly and nearing the end of its life span.
    IE has been going since I think windows 95 that is when I first came across it.
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  5. Posts : 16,493
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       11 Nov 2015 #5

    Edge has it's vulnerabilities too: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-113 - Critical

    Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3104519)

    Published: November 10, 2015
    Version: 1.0


    • Executive Summary






    This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Edge. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Microsoft Edge. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.
    This security update is rated Critical for Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. For more information, see the Affected Software section.
    The update addresses the vulnerabilities by modifying how Microsoft Edge handles objects in memory and by helping to ensure that Microsoft Edge properly implements the ASLR security feature.
    For more information about the vulnerabilities, see the Vulnerability Information section.
    For more information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3104519.

    Absolutely no browser is perfect no matter how much you are a fan and swear by it
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  6.    11 Nov 2015 #6

    Edge is still to new. As it becomes more popular it will become a larger target for attackers.
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  7.    11 Nov 2015 #7

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Edge has it's vulnerabilities too: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-113 - Critical

    This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Edge. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Microsoft Edge. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.
    Absolutely no browser is perfect no matter how much you are a fan and swear by it

    So that's what RCE stands for, 'Remote Code Execution'. I thought 'Really Cool Exploit' sounded better.
    Last edited by ARC1020; 11 Nov 2015 at 08:12.
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  8. Posts : 16,493
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       11 Nov 2015 #8

    ARC1020 said: View Post
    So that's what RCE stands for, 'Remote Code Execution'. I thought 'Really Cool Exploit' sounded better.
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  9.    13 Nov 2015 #9

    I've actually gone back to using IE over Edge. Simple extension support isn't there, tabbed previews in the taskbar kind of kill the experience for me, and also IE has less window chrome than Edge. It's kind of disappointing to say the least. Edge was supposed to be the saving grace of Microsoft's browser front and all they've done is delay needed features, lacks certain advanced features, and just overall has been buggy to use.
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  10.    16 Nov 2015 #10

    Edge definitely needs more work. I think MS should have waited before they released it to the public.
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