Is ie8 worth updating
I have had web admin tools broken by IE upgrades and had to downgrade before I could resolve issues.Hi To be honest, I am not 100% certain of what you are trying to achieve.Despite the fact I had the server configured to only allow connections from internal IP address, nimda had infected our exchange server so it still managed to get on to my server using the ..\.. However, nimda failed to infect my server because it used a fnc in WININET that wasn't in the IE 2.0 WININET. It took quite some time to figure out why my server didn't actually have a nimda infection. If the server runs or is managed by a web app I absolutely will not upgrade until I am certain the app supports it.Had I upgraded to IE3, my server would have been infected as well. Otherwise if the thing should never be used or launched I will upgrade right away.I would expect this exploit or some version of it will soon be rolled into commercial exploit kits that are sold in the cybercrime underground (assuming this has not already happened). ET: Microsoft has released a fix-it tool to blunt attacks on this bug. The security hole has already been leveraged in at least one high-profile attack.Over the weekend, several security vendors reported that the U. Department of Labor Web site had been hacked and seeded with code designed to exploit the flaw and download malicious software.
Setup a test box in IE7/IE8 and audit your web applications.I recommend you consult the Microsoft support pages, but it is worth noting that I believe that Internet Explorer 8 may no longer be supported and you will have to update to a more modern browser.Hi Internet Explorer 8 is a different web browser to Firefox.Otherwise, I don't see anything wrong with updating the version of IE as part of your regular upgrade cycle , but I wouldn't bother rushing it.(*) In general, you shouldn't have to use a browser on a server to access any web application.