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Internet Explorer isn’t just clunky and slow; it’s now also a danger to your computer!



The US Department of Homeland Security’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has released a major warning suggesting people stop using the popular Internet Explorer web browser until further notice. Security flaws in the browser allow malicious programs to be installed on a computer without the user’s knowledge simply by opening an email or visiting an infected website. While a fix from Microsoft is expected shortly, this may be the perfect time to upgrade to a safer, more modern browser.

For more about the security problem, check out the following news coverage:

Washington Post: “Internet Explorer bug offers yet another reason to upgrade from Windows XP

USA Today:Homeland Security: Don’t use IE due to bug

National Public Radio: “U.S. Tells Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer For Now

As alternatives, the Library recommends the Mozilla Firefox browser, which is available for free download for all operating systems at

The widely popular Google Chrome browser is also free for all systems at

Apple’s Safari browser is free to the public for Windows and Apple Computers from

These three have no known major security flaws and work well with the library’s resources.


1 Comment »

  1. Comment by David Uspal — May 5, 2014 @ 1:41 AM

    Or, you can join me and the eight other people in the world that use Opera…

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