If You’re Still Using Internet Explorer, You Need to See This

If You’re Still Using Internet Explorer, You Need to See This
Patrick Devaney

Patrick Devaney

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Even though Chrome, Firefox, Opera and even Microsoft Edge are excellent free browsers that are more reliable and secure, Internet Explorer is still the second most popular web browser in the world. Many people still use Internet Explorer, which leaves them open to a huge number of security flaws that don’t get much attention from Microsoft.

One such security flaw that was recently discovered gives hackers the ability to record all of the text that you enter into the IE address bar once you’ve pressed the Enter key.

This might not sound like the most serious security flaw. But the researcher who discovered it, Manuel Caballerowants you to know about the inherent weaknesses of Microsoft Internet Explorer, because it often takes months before anybody at Microsoft learns about these flaws and does anything about them.

All of this means that if you’re still using Microsoft Internet Explorer, you should consider changing. Fortunately, there are a lot of better options out there that will suit your particular situation.

If you want a fast browser, you should consider Google Chrome or Opera. If you’re after a crowdsourced developer-led project, then you should use Mozilla Firefox. If your PC is really slow, you might want to try UC Browser. Of course, if you insist on sticking with Microsoft, then Edge will be the one for you.

There is no excuse for sticking with an old and vulnerable web browser, so take this opportunity to get yourself a free upgrade.

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Patrick Devaney

Patrick Devaney

Patrick Devaney is a news reporter for Softonic, keeping readers up to date on everything affecting their favorite apps and programs. His beat includes social media apps and sites like Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat. Patrick also covers antivirus and security issues, web browsers, the full Google suite of apps and programs, and operating systems like Windows, iOS, and Android.

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