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Friday, January 15, 2010

Internet Explorer Flaw Implicated in Chinese Attacks

Recently, Google announced that they have stopped censoring search results on in response to because of cyber attacks originating from within China. Google also announced there were 20 other companies targeted. A few hours later, Adobe announced they too were targeted. In a Technology Review Editors Blog George Kurtz, CTO of McAfee Security, revealed these attacks were made possible because of a flaw in Internet Explorer web browser. Apparently, all versions of I.E. running on all versions of Windows are affected.

I recommend using openSUSE Linux and Seamonkey internet application suite for a safe computing and internet experience. Linux is a very secure, stable operating system that is very user friendly. To me, it is a lot easier to use and maintain than Windows. Seamonkey is one of the most secure and stable internet application suites available. When web sites do not display or function properly it is always because the affected sites were note not written to W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) standards and/or has security issues in the page coding that allows hackers to compromise the site. Although Firefox was created by the Mozilla Foundation the creators of Seamonkey, Firefox is not as secure as Seamonkey.

In short, to prevent fall prey to cyber-terrorists, use open source products like openSUSE and Seaamonkey.

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