July 4, 2004

Bypassing Explorer security breaches

However, according to AOL spokesman Andrew Weinstein, most of its internal sites are powered by Linux, not Microsoft, and thus are less vulnerable to the recent exploits. However, he said, the security issues with the AOL browers are "comparable" to Internet Explorer's when it's used on external sites. Are there other steps I should take? You should also install antivirus software and firewall software, though neither are a panacea.

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