Saturday, December 27, 2008
Firefox! Right Now!
I was Surfing web and once more came across an article regarding the huge security flaw in Internet Explorer. In part, the article reads:
"Microsoft Corp. is taking the unusual step of issuing an emergency fix for a security hole in its Internet Explorer software that has exposed millions of users to having their computers taken over by hackers.
The "zero-day" vulnerability, which came to light last week, allows criminals to take over victims' machines simply by steering them to infected Web sites; users don't have to download anything for their computers to get infected, which makes the flaw in Internet Explorer's programming code so dangerous. Internet Explorer is the world's most widely used Web browser.
Microsoft said it plans to ship a security update, rated "critical," for the browser on Wednesday. People with the Windows Update feature activated on their computers will get the patch automatically."
Do you really want to avoid this kind of situation in the future? Get Firefox! Now! Just click on the above banner and it'll take you to the Firefox web site where you can download and install Firefox to your Windows system.
If you want to REALLY be secure, then get Linux. Linux is more stable and secure than Windows. Linux also comes with Firefox pre-installed. And Linux isn't prone to Windows' viruses, spy ware, and Trojans.
Make it your New Year's resolution for 2009. Get Firefox. Get Linux.