●BBC: If your internet browser is NOT the latest version – you’re a sitting duck – your computer is at risk
There are 1.5 billion people who use the internet and 600 million have outdated browsers – so says an IT super geek who has done the research. [BBC world radio science/technology program I heard last night]
Almost half the online population is at risk because users have not installed security updates to their browsers, says a study.
The Swiss Institute of Technology, Google and IBM conducted the study and found 600 million users had not updated their browsers.
“Failure to apply patches promptly or missing them entirely is a recipe for disaster,” the report said.
Cyber criminals are frequently using websites to attack users, it added….
BBC World Radio. 8 July 2008.
Photo* by Jari
Browser Download links
LINK – Opera 9.15
LINK – Firefox
Browser Market Share*- Internet Explorer 78% – Firefox 16% – Safari 3% – Opera 1%
*Source: Swiss Institute of Technology
LINK – BBC World Radio
* The photo is of a hard drive [multi level] and the head that reads it – it is an object of beauty – it’s bloody marvellous how it all works!
We all have a truly awesome machine at our fingertips.
Bless all you IT gals and boys, that have made it possible for us to do what we do on our PC’s and the internet!
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