Thanks Test Zero. Internet Explorer is now just about the most secure browser available, says Microsoft - because so many security holes have been filled
Last week's Internet Explorer patch has made the browser at least as secure, if not more secure, than any other browser, according to Microsoft UK's chief security officer.
Microsoft released a security patch for Internet Explorer last Monday that fixed three critical vulnerabilities; unfortunately the patch altered the way in which the browser handles certain URLs and forced many companies to reprogram their systems in order to accommodate the change. However, Microsoft has said the update means that Internet Explorer is now safer than any of the other browsers on the market, which users may find ironic due to the sheer number of vulnerabilities discovered in the browser over the past year.
Stuart Okin, chief security officer at Microsoft UK, told ZDNet UK that he knew "a proportion" of customers would have problems after the change, but because of the high risks involved, the company decided not to wait any longer and released the patch: "We don't actually know how many users or systems or Web administrators have been affected by this, but we knew there was going to be some with only a week's notice," he said.
News source: ZDNet News