The things have changed this summer. So far, Java has been the most favorite destination for hackers during the warmest period of the year. However, according to the findings of the Bromium Labs it seems that the hackers have found the next big summer hit – the good old Internet Explorer.
What is so special about the Internet Explorer? Well, you should probably know by now that ensuring the technical support for the outdated versions is definitely the Achilles’ heel for Microsoft. Windows XP cannot count on the support including Internet Explorer 8. No support + no updates = no protection.
The trouble with Microsoft users is that they are unadorably loyal and surprisingly stubborn. Every now and then, Microsoft urges them to move to the latest versions available. Nevertheless, they keep using older versions of both Windows and IE while demanding the continuous support regardless of the circumstances.
And, here it goes. While the two sides are arguing, in our case Microsoft and users, the third party takes an advantage of the situation. The hackers just could not wish for more. Stubborn and reckless users, who are swimming in the unprotected waters. Hunting season is on. Update or suffer, there is no third option.