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Microsoft Is Urging Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer

Microsoft's security chief claims Internet Explorer isn't a web browser Stop using Internet Explorer, warns Microsoft's own security chief
Katie Ramirez | 10 February, 2019, 20:41

"They're testing on modern browsers", said Chris Jackson, a cybersecurity expert and Principal Program Manager in The Experiences and Devices Group at Microsoft.

Microsoft's own security chief has warned millions of people who continue to use Internet Explorer as a default web browser are placing themselves in "peril". He admitted that Microsoft had stopped new web standards for Microsoft Edge and a good number of developers aren't now testing for Internet Explorer.

It's no secret that Microsoft isn't the biggest fan of the old Internet Explorer browser but since they introduced Microsoft Edge years ago they have been saying that they would not be supporting Internet Explorer. Microsoft has made it clear that Internet Explorer is not a viable browser and the company doesn't want anything to do with it anymore.

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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He explained that the use of Internet Explorer is increasing the technical debt for the companies.

Furthermore, while most of the users these days reportedly use either Chrome or Firefox, there are a lot of businesses in the world that still rely on Microsoft's Internet Explorer for older web apps that haven't been modernized, The Verge reported.

Last week, Microsoft said support for Internet Explorer 10 will end on January 31, 2020, leaving Internet Explorer 11 as the final version of the software that will receive security updates. 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. Having one place for employees to go for their internet needs eliminates confusion around which browser to use and when. This is because some businesses still use it for their web page and web apps. Looking all the way back to Internet Explorer 6, the very concept of "standards mode" vs "quirks mode" comes from this "easy button" approach.

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