Sat, Jun 25 2011 14:17
Just something to ponder
I wrote an article on www.Windowssecrets.com indicating I felt it was time to consider rolling out IE9. http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/its-time-to-move-up-to-internet-explorer-9/ In the forums on the site I find it interesting that one of the biggest reasons for not rolling out IE 9 (see http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/138881-It-s-time-to-move-up-to-Internet-Explorer-9 ) is banking sites.
Online banking fraud is one of the topics that Brian Krebs blogs about on a regular basis (see http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/11/charting-the-carnage-from-ebanking-fraud-ii/) and following the issues there is not only educational but frightening as to how badly you can be attacked and drained of your funds in your small business banking account and sometimes not have much recourse.
I understand that it takes time to test new software. But I also find it ironic that now 4 months after the release of IE9 that banks are the number one reason that people indicate they can't roll out IE9.
Think about all of the web sites you go to that won't support IE9. Think about what that means and what kind of data you regularly put through that web site. If that site is a financial site with your financial data, what else inside their network are they slow to deploy?
Just something to ponder next time you go to a site that says they won't support the latest Java or the latest IE or the latest Firefox or the latest Chrome......
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