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Feb 11, 2019 12:54 PM 2+ mon ago

Microsoft begs users to stop using Internet Explorer

For companies still using Internet Explorer (IE), now is the time to move on to a new modern web browser according to Microsoft which has issued a warning regarding the security implications of continuing to use its once ubiquitous browser.

IE is often used by enterprises and organisations that wish to run legacy web apps, as the outdated browser still supports them, but choosing the easy way out now could come back to haunt businesses later.

In a blog post titled "The perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser", Microsoft senior cybersecurity architect Chris Jackson explained how using its legacy browser is increasing the "technical debt' of organisations.

Basically, by continuing to use IE as opposed to a more modern web browser, organisations are creating additional costs for themselves later by choosing the easiest, most convenient solution now ...

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