Think about this;
If I am a virus writer or hacker. I have to target specific browsers to ensure I can distribute my malware. Which browser am I likely to attempt to hack?
For me the answer is simple, at the moment. Windows comes bundled with IE. Users have no need to consider using any other browser if IE is already installed.
That is why IE is the 'browser of choice' for hackers and malware writers. There are other issues, but that's the main one.
Microsoft is taking serious hits in Europe. After Germany raising the alarm on the new Internet Explorer's security issues, France has also raised their concerns about the browser. A French Government agency called Certa, that was organized to protect users against cyber threats, has warned users against using IE right now. Microsoft themselves have apparently admitted their native Windows browser does pose a certain security risk for users and are working on a solution. What could be temporary fix is to set the browsers security level all the way to ?High? settings, although there?s still no guarantee. Cyber-crime is a big deal and something we have to consider very seriously. For those using IE right now, it might be a good idea to cut your loyalties a bit and switch to another till Microsoft is out with a fix.
What did I miss?