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Internet Explorer Security

Microsoft's IE Is the Most Targeted Application By Security Researchers 96

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the easy-pickings dept.
darthcamaro writes "Though Microsoft hasn't yet patched its Internet Explorer web browser in 2014, it did patch IE at least once every month in 2013. According to HP's 2013 Cyber Risk Report, more researchers tried to sell IE vulnerabilities than any other product vulnerability. 'IE is the most prevalent browser on the systems that attackers want to compromise' said Jacob West, CTO of HP's Enterprise Security Group."
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Microsoft's IE Is the Most Targeted Application By Security Researchers

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  • Re:Bear in mind (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 04, 2014 @06:39AM (#46148283)

    Just wait for MS to die off

    You may not have to wait too long.

    The news is full of stories suggesting that investors want to break Microsoft up.

    Microsoft's new leadership could almost double the company's valuation by parting with a good chunk of the businesses it uses to court consumers.
    Jettisoning units such as Xbox video-game consoles and the Bing search engine may be the change Microsoft needs to rejuvenate growth as it prepares to make Satya Nadella chief executive, said Schwartz Investment Counsel, which owns Microsoft shares. The world's biggest software maker should go further by also splitting off Windows and smartphones to focus on providing services to business customers, said Stifel Financial.

    http://www.theage.com.au/it-pr... [theage.com.au]

    Of course Slasdot won't discuss this, beacuse they're paid not to.

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