Risks related to internet explorer 7.0.5730.13 RRS feed

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  • Risks related to internet explorer 7.0.5730.13



    I am an IT auditor currently planning my audit work for 2013.  On that matter, I was wondering what are the risks of staying on Internet Explorer 7.  I am looking for potential security risks which can only be resolved by upgrading to a later release.


    Thansk for your help,



    Monday, December 24, 2012 2:50 PM

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  • Long story, short version: As long as Windows (XP or Vista) is fully-patched at Windows Update, IE7 is secure.

    Long story, longer version: IE8 (and IE9) include enhanced security so they're even more secure. See...


    Note: An ever-increasing number of websites no longer support (or fully-support) IE7.

    [1] IE9 is available for Windows Vista only.

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (IE, Mail, Security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft

    Friday, December 28, 2012 6:34 PM