Time for a change...
Last month I mentioned a graphics vulnerability with Microsoft's handling of graphics. It appeared a fix was on the horizon. Now I'm not so sure....
Here is a link to information on the problem, which is quite serious. I firmly agree with the author's conclusions.
The real problem is that all it would take is to view an infected picture for your computer to be compromised. It could be on a web page, email, etc. I'm now recommending changing from Internet Explorer to the Mozilla Firefox browser for regular day to day Internet surfing. The browser is free and has a nice import wizard to bring your favorites in, etc. It also blocks pop-ups, fights spyware, and "plays nice" with Internet Explorer. You can download it free at http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/.
Please let me know what you think!
Its also a really good idea to check and patch your system for this vulnerability. Microsoft has a special spot with tools to make the job easier. http://www.microsoft.com/security/bulletins/200409_jpeg.mspx
Until next time... Happy Computing !
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