Microsoft IE security storm builds
It has not been a good week for Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. After last week's Download.JECT virus, which used IE as a vehicle for installing a worm, and a vulnerability report from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, some industry experts have called for a switch to other browsers, such as Mozilla or Opera.
Ironically, during the same week Microsoft finally put to rest its long-running court battle with the U.S. government over the company's business practices -- specifically, weaving Internet Explorer into the fabric of the Windows operating system. A District of Columbia appeals court affirmed a lower court ruling that Microsoft would not have to make IE a separate software program.
By Jason Lopez at NewsFactor.
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