Chris Jackson, a Microsoft expert, advises users to left in the table the legacy Internet Explorer web browser.
According to Jackson, Microsoft will formally end the web-browser in 2015, and users need to be encouraged to move their choice toa much more modern browser that is fully informed regarding current web guidelines as well as standards.
In a blog entry post the ‘Perils of using Internet Explorer as your Default Browser ‘ Jackson clarified with explanation with several reasons as to why the users should switch.
“Internet Explorer is a compatibility solution, we’re not supporting new web standards for it and, while many sites work fine, developers by and large just aren’t testing for Internet Explorer these days. They’re testing on modern browsers.”
“As new apps are coming out with greater frequency, what we want to help you do is avoid having to miss out on a progressively larger portion of the web,” he adds later.
Although many users need to use Internet Explorer due to application incompatibilities – e.g., in an organization context – it advises that these systems need to be migrated and supported by current versions.
Users should also consider using modern browsers if this does not imply any constraint in their day-to-day taks.
Pedro Tavares is a professional in the field of information security working as an Ethical Hacker/Pentester, Malware Researcher and also a Security Evangelist. He is also a founding member at CSIRT.UBI and Editor-in-Chief of the security computer blog seguranca-informatica.pt.
In recent years he has invested in the field of information security, exploring and analyzing a wide range of topics, such as pentesting (Kali Linux), malware, exploitation, hacking, IoT and security in Active Directory networks. He is also Freelance Writer (Infosec. Resources Institute and Cyber Defense Magazine) and developer of the 0xSI_f33d – a feed that compiles phishing and malware campaigns targeting Portuguese citizens.
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