Why is Internet Explorer security such a challenge?

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This is the best brief primer on IE vulnerabilities and browser/internet exploits that I’ve seen in awhile.

It also contains some great advice for the IT pro and the typical user as well. Don’t forget to click the links within the article if you don’t understand something. F’rinstance: I didn’t know what a ‘Zero-Day Exploit‘ was.


Another Consequence of U.S. Hubris: An Alternate Internet #tgdn #tcot #nsa

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The consequences of our government spying on all sorts of “friendly” governments is something I was expecting for some time: An alternate internet.

This should not surprise you at all.  And, frankly, you should welcome it.  At some point, when the NSA is dismantled, we will see what EXACTLY they have been doing.


I’m Testing These Methods… #tgdn #tcot

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I’m Testing These Methods… #tgdn #tcot

…for my homies in the conservative/classic liberal/libertarian sphere.  There’s a lot of ways to track us…let’s not make it easy for them.

Remember, however, that there is a fine line between being ‘surveilled’ and browser functionality.  I’m testing most of these addons and settings to make sure you can get around the web without a lot of websites spitting venom at you.

When I’ve used them for awhile, I’ll report back.  If you feel adventurous, go for it yourself…use the recommended addons…however remember that it will alter your browsing experience.  Please leave comments here on my blog at this post and let me know if you tried these methods for a decent period of time (at least a week)  B$