Worthy enuf? Absolutely!
An independent study shows that, in 2006, IE users were vulnerable to online threats 78% of the time. Firefox users? Only 2%.
“At risk” defined as publicly available exploits with no patch. Source: “Internet Explorer users Unsafe for 284 Days in 2006”
Brian Krebs, Washington Post, 1/4/2007
And currently there is still an unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer Charset Inheritance Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
|Impact:||Cross Site Scripting|
|Software:||Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x
This program was detected as patched. Hence, you have done all that you can to secure this program in accordance with the vendor’s guidelines.
Unfortunately, there are still known security problems with this program that the vendor has yet to address.
Until a solution is available from the vendor, your best options are to:
Uninstall, disable, or apply a workaround for this security threat.
Please note. It most likely won’t be enough to simply avoid using this program, as it integrates directly with your browser and may be started (and exploited) automatically by simply visiting a website.
These are my other pages regarding this very topic.. Be Secure All!