Posts Tagged ‘SP2’

IE7 Update Could Adversely Affect Many Websites

In July, Microsoft announced that it will update Windows XP SP2 users automatically using Windows auto updates, in the past Microsoft has phased them in slowly, this one will be done practically overnight. Now, I’ve heard mostly good things about IE7, I still have not tried it myself, I know, I know, what kind of geek am I, I will probably wait until it upgrades everyone and see what happens. But, when that happens, online merchants will see the biggest part of their userbase changing browsers, and they will be answering the phones a LOT more than they do now, until users get used to using IE7.

“I applaud what Microsoft’s done with IE 7, and the browser works very well,” said Richard Litofsky of Rockville, Md.-based cyScape. “But even the best software needs time to work out things once it’s in the wild.”

The automatic updating of most browsers — Internet Explorer controls 83 percent of the world’s browser market according to the most recent data from Net Applications — will stress Web sites’ help desks like nothing before, Litofsky claimed.

“Virtually overnight all these sites are going to be running a whole new platform.” Source: Techweb

If you have trouble when you are updated to IE7, you can use this tool, User Agent String Utility version 2, to make the website think your browser is IE6, as you could have rendering problems if the website does not know what browser you are using.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - September 30, 2006 at 1:17 am

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New IE Flaw Affects Windows XP Sp2

eEye Digital Security has warned that a flaw with Internet Explorer could enable a remote attack on computers running Windows XP SP2. This is the intital reporting stage, so they have released no info to the public, they do not release info until the vendor issues an advisory or releases a patch.

The flaw, which also affects systems running Windows XP, is found in the default installations of Microsoft’s IE, according to an advisory released by the security company on Thursday.

“The flaw is not wormable but allows for the remote execution (of code) with some level of end-user intervention,” said Mike Puterbaugh, eEye’s senior director of product marketing.

No one should be at risk, YET, unless someone has also discovered the vulnerability and released a virus or some other kind of exploit. Read more here.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - September 16, 2005 at 12:03 pm

Categories: Windows XP   Tags: , ,