In an embarrassing moment for Microsoft the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a department created by the Department of Homeland security for improving computer security preparedness and responses to cyber attacks in the United States, has stated that switching to a different web browser could reduce exposure to certain vulnerabilities currently being used by viruses and other malware.
This comes as no surprise to security experts around the world who have been complaining about Microsoft's Internet Explorer lack of security for some time. Many of the spyware, browser hijackers, and viruses that have been released into the wild recently have been targeting vulnerabilities in the Internet Explorer browser. By switching to another type of browser such as Mozilla, Firefox, or Netscape, you will not be vulnerable to these types of infections.
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