If You’re Still Using Internet Explorer Browser, Microsoft Is Begging You To Stop Immediately

By on February 13, 2019
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When Microsoft released its new Edge browser browser in 2015, it really wanted people to switch over.

Moreover, the company really wanted people to stop using (and thus verbally bashing) Internet Explorer. But some habits are harder to change than others.

In a recent blog post, Microsoft’s senior cybersecurity architect Chris Jackson basically begged everyone to stop using their now outdated browser. The company killed off support for its latest versions in 2016, but that doesn’t seem to have deterred corporations, he says.

He writes that companies are accruing “technical debt” by continuing to do this. Basically, they tend to stick to Internet Explorer in order to support older web apps. This is probably the case with your company’s HR portal for instance. But by taking the most convenient solution now, they’re setting their companies up for additional costs and troubles down the line when they’ll be forced to upgrade anyway.

Not only is this less secure, seeing as there will never be more updates for Internet Explorer, but by using the browser you also run the risk of not being able to run new developer apps. That’s because they just don’t develop and test for it anymore.

So while it might be convenient for some to continue using the legacy browser, you probably want to switch to something newer as soon as possible.

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