Tuesday, August 13, 2019

It's about 5 years too late - But let us kill Internet Explorer

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When even Microsoft doesn't support it anymore, there's a Window of Opportunity to get the funding to make it happen



Go prepare that presentation for management showing why anything requiring IE should go - NOW!

Any system that still require IE is outdated and thus likely a security risk, so identify those and do something about it. Identify the developer or vendor of those applications and have them updated.

If a vendor still only support IE or Flash or Silverlight, look elsewhere, they're not worth your time and money.

If you still require IE for some crappy internal application, blocking it from accessing the Internet (UserAgent "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE*") will significantly lower your risk.

The upgrade recommendation on Github should be read from right-to-left if you want to protect your privacy too:

  1. Firefox 
  2. Google Chrome
  3. Microsoft Edge

</RANT>


Worth reading too:
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/the-perils-of-using-internet-explorer-as-your-default-browser/ba-p/331732


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