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This is the second time in a one-month period that a vulnerability in Microsoft

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IE 8 is obsolete on all currently supported OS.

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AFAIK Vista supports at most IE9, while W7 and W8 support IE11

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IE 8 is obsolete on all currently supported OS.

Irrelevant, support lifecycle for IE is inherited from whatever OS it's running on and the issue should be fixed.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/default.aspx?LN=en-gb&x=8&y=8&p1=13418

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Unacceptable. 

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:rolleyes:

 

On the front page a week ago http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-has-yet-to-fix-a-known-ie8-zero-day-exploit-after-seven-months

 

And for the umpteenth time, this isn't a zero-day attack. Zero-day attacks are vulnerabilities being exploited before said vulnerability is known to the programmers. This is the opposite - the vulnerability is known, but there are currently no known attacks taking place.

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Haha

 

When will people learn to use a real browser

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Irrelevant, support lifecycle for IE is inherited from whatever OS it's running on and the issue should be fixed.

All currently supported versions of the operating systems have newer versions of the browser available, never mind a fair number of sites are dropping support for it as well. Unless you have some sort of corporate intranet site that requires it, no real reason to be even using it anymore. If you're still on XP, well, IE8's dead, switch to another browser, while you still can.
 

When will people learn to use a real browser

Which real browser is it that hasn't had vulnerabilities? I'm game to switch to it, hell even Lynx has had code execution vulnerabilities.

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All currently supported versions of the operating systems have newer versions of the browser available, never mind a fair number of sites are dropping support for it as well. Unless you have some sort of corporate intranet site that requires it, no real reason to be even using it anymore. If you're still on XP, well, IE8's dead, switch to another browser, while you still can.

And as I said above, that's totally irrelevant. 

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And as I said above, that's totally irrelevant.

It's completely relevant as there's no good reason to be actually anymore using it when they've updated it multiple times and major web sites are dropping support for it. And after all that, if you read their report, it lists multiple ways to counter the issue, never mind the report clearly says it still requires user interaction to get the thing to work in the first place... you know, the common sense stuff that's been drilled into peoples heads for years, patches can't cure that.

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