Believe It or Not, an Inside Microsoft Cyber-Security Expert Warns People against Using IE as a Web Browser

Recently, a Microsoft cyber-security expert, wrote an article which warns people not to use Internet Explorer as a web browser…

It’s not a joke. Chris Jackson, a cyber-security expert for Microsoft penned a piece begging people not to continue to use Internet Explorer as a browser. That’s right. Microsoft is not telling consumers to abandon one of its most iconic brands.

Microsoft Internet Explorer a ‘Compatibility Solution,’ No Longer a Web Browser

The software giant killed off IE almost four years ago in favor of Edge for Windows 10. However, IE hung around, even though Microsoft stopped supporting it with new web standards:

“You see, Internet Explorer is a compatibility solution. 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. So, if we continued our previous approach, you would end up in a scenario where, by optimizing for the things you have, you end up not being able to use new apps as they come out. As new apps are coming out with greater frequency, what we want to help you do is avoid having to miss out on a progressively larger portion of the web!”

This plays into the latest news about Microsoft adopting Chrome for its core browser going forward.

Bill Boyles

Bill is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.