Microsoft cyber security chief tells users to stop using Internet Explorer

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Microsoft wants users to stop surfing the web on Internet Explorer.

In a blog post, the tech giant's cybersecurity expert Chris Jackson pleaded with users to stop using the legacy web browser, which Microsoft officially discontinued in 2015.

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Instead, Jackson is advising that users move to a more 'modern browser' that is up to date with current web standards.

He laid out the reasons why users should switch in a blog post titled the 'perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser.'

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Many users have moved to browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft's latest browser, Edge.

But some businesses still rely on Internet Explorer to route their web traffic, which is something Jackson discourages in the post.

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Jackson doesn't even refer to Internet Explorer as a browser in the blog post.

'You see, Internet Explorer is a compatibility solution,' Jackson explained.

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'We're not supporting new web standards for it and, while many sites work fine, developers by and large just aren't testing for Internet Explorer these days. They're testing on modern browsers.

'...As new apps are coming out with greater...
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