Microsoft cyber security chief tells users to stop using Internet Explorer

Microsoft cyber security chief tells users to stop using Internet Explorer

Microsoft cyber security chief tells users to stop using Internet Explorer

It baffles me why people are still using Microsoft's ancient Internet Explorer, and now even Microsoft themselves have kindly asked Explorers users to upgrade and let the browser die.

Most web app developers these days are testing their apps on modern browsers.

"We're not supporting new web standards for it and, while many sites work fine, developers by and large just aren't testing for Internet Explorer these days", Jackson wrote.

He explains that if Microsoft carried on supporting older browsers, then it would encourage users to work with a browser with which modern web standards simply weren't designed leading them to "miss out on a progressively larger portion of the web". During this long period, many numbers of companies have made the switch, remarkable professions with lean IT departments, like health care, still hold questions about the web browser.

Internet Explorer, which was first called Windows Internet Explorer, was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 in 1995.

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This time it appears that Microsoft itself warns users to stay away from Internet Explorer and find a new alternative. However, Microsoft is not urging companies to quit using IE because of a simple reason that it's not safe. Rather than spending resources to make them compatible with the new-age browsers, they continue to use them because they were created to be used with it. For new Edge is better than it has ever been.

Internet Explorer was one of the most widely used web browsers, attaining a peak of about 95 per cent during 2002 and 2003.

Microsoft will end support for Internet Explorer 10 in January 2020, while Internet Explorer 11 will remain as the final iteration of the software.

"By going with the "technical debt by default" approach, we ended up in a scenario whereby if you create a brand-new webpage today, run it in the local intranet zone, and don't add any additional markup, you will end up using a 1999 implementation of web standards by default".

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