Yahoo News reports that the Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team has advised consumers to quit using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer due to its security vulnerabilities. Of course, security is not the only reasons to stop using IE and move toward much better alternatives, but perhaps this will be the stimilus for Microsoft to work on IE’s serious security issues and to get the browser to conform to W3C standards. Of course, these are two big issues, so I won’t hold my breath … but I’ll continue to enjoy Mozilla and Firefox in the meanwhile.
Update: I just noticed a good article from Newsforge which speaks to the security issues with IE and explains how to “replace and disable Internet Explorer“. It’s worthwhile looking at.