Re: Microsoft's Own Security Chief Says: STOP using Internet Explorer

Soronel Haetir

Removing IE would break an incredible amount of compatibility, which
for MS is a huge no-no. For example, my family owns a small retail
store with some security cameras installed. The remote access software
for the DVR is served up as an ActiveX control embedded in a web page.
This pretty much means that IE is the only browser capable of
displaying the feeds. Removing IE would thus completely break our
ability to view the cameras from remote locations.

Even worse than removing IE would be removing the mshtml renderer (IE
is basically just a UI wrappr around the mshtml renderer). The edge
renderer can be embedded in .net projects but not code that targets
the native windows programming layer. That is not true of mshtml.

And unfortunately that degree of versatility is both why IE was so
incredibly successful at the time and why it is impossible to fix the
security issues.

On 2/8/19, Chris via Groups.Io <> wrote:
So why don't they just remove it from windows then?
I bet it's still there in the next build!

On 8 Feb 2019, at 23:49, Brian Vogel <> wrote:

Article that came out today in The Telegraph newspaper in the UK:

Stop using Internet Explorer, warns Microsoft's own security

If that doesn't convince people that the shelf life of IE is now expired,
nothing will.

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763
Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a
well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.
~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore

Soronel Haetir

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