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US Dept. of Homeland Security recommends not using IE

Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team says Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser is to insecure for daily usage and asks Windows users to install alternative browsers.

Yahoo writes U.S. Steers Consumers Away From IE.

This week Microsoft announced a fix ( for the IE Download.Ject vulnerability ( discovered last month.

IE is still (computerworld) full (linuxreviews) of (slashdot) unpatched security holes ( and you may risk someone stealing your credit card numbers and passwords (wired) by using Internet Explorer.

All bad news for IE is good news (wired) for competing browsers like Opera ( and Firefox ( who are seeing a big increase in browser downloads.

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