We recently wrote about why you should use Firefox to browse the web.
Turns out your favourite website designers are a bit psychic! Today, the BBC News reported that there is a really serious security flaw in Internet Explorer.
The flaw leaves you vulnerable to attacks that could see you losing control of your computer and having your passwords stolen if you continue to use Internet Explorer. Microsoft is working on a patch to fix this. The BBC goes on to say:
"Microsoft says it has detected attacks against IE 7.0 but said the "underlying vulnerability" was present in all versions of the browser."
10000 websites have already been affected. In the mean time, no matter what version of IE you're using, it would be best to switch to another browser that doesn't have this security flaw.
We use Firefox when we build a web site here in the office, but there are plenty of alternatives such as Opera, Chrome or Safari.
You should also make sure you have an anti - spyware program and good anti virus software to make sure you're completely protected. Spybot Search and Destroy and AVG are good programs we've had experience of using here in the web design team office.