IE was named as the most vulnerable software on the market
According to the report lab safety Bromium, Internet Explorer is not only the most vulnerable browser in the first half of 2014, but in General the most vulnerable software on the market. Security holes IE even more than Java and Flash Player, which are considered the most vulnerable software products to date.
In the first half of 2014 in IE was discovered more vulnerabilities than during the whole of 2013, according to a study (PDF). Among the reasons for this negative statistics emphasizes the «retirement» of older versions of the browser, including those that work with Windows XP platform which is no longer supported by Microsoft.
Currently Internet Explorer 8 is the leading browser on the market with a share of 21%, although the software giant is no longer releasing security fixes for it. Thus, not surprisingly, IE8 is so vulnerable to attack.
Experts recommend users switch to another browser or replace Windows XP to a modern operating system.