As mentioned on Slashdot this morning, a new vulnerability has been released which shreds all the security built into Vista. Yes, Windows Vista is considered to be much more secure than XP. I was actually starting to use and like Vista on a new hard drive I recently purchased. This newly discovered type of attack depends upon how IE loads .NET DLL's into the browser, which gives the attacker near full reign over the subjects system.
I don't get why most IT shops are so hesitant to standardize on Firefox. Yes, it is more work than just using the standard IE. However, if you do have mostly Windows desktops, you can still use SMS to push Firefox and all its plugins down to the desktop. It's not that much more work than pushing down IE7 over IE6.
If you are reading this and still using IE6, then good morning Rumplestilskin. Its 2008. Time to wake up. Rise and shine!
Labels: .NET, firefox, IE7, Vista