January 19, 2010

Watch your backdoor: IE6 security alert

Now there are two good reasons to upgrade your internet browser.
First, TDABids.com, Translatus’ innovative new translation management platform, is not compatible with the older versions of most browsers, working best with Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher and Safari 4.0 or higher.
The second reason is security experts are warning users of a vulnerability in Internet Explorer’s version 6.0 that may give hackers access to your computer—and your personal information—via a “trojan horse”. While other browsers and other versions of those browsers may present similar weaknesses for hackers to exploit in the future, most security experts are advising people upgrade to the latest version of whichever software they use currently and stay on the look out for security upgrades as they become available.
However, Germany's Federal Office for Information Security and France’s agency Certa issued warnings against all versions of Internet Explorer and recommended people switch to an alternative browsers like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome until a solution is found. According to BBC’s website, citing a Microsoft spokesperson, the company is currently working on a patch but a specific timeframe for its release had not been announced. Microsoft’s next scheduled security updated in scheduled for release February 9th and may possibly contain the patch. For more information, read the full article on BBC News’ website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8465038.stm