I’m sorry but I don’t trust this claim.
How do we know this isn’t a ‘govt induced’ way of getting and installing ‘backdoors’ into older browsers ? We really know NOTHING about the content of any downloads like this.
I still use IE 6, I will take my risks.
That's true. MS purposely obfuscates to prevent reversing what the bug was. Obfuscation can serve other nefarious purposes. Personally I prefer lynx over any other browser, for obvious reasons. When I have to look at pretty pictures I use safari. I am typing this post with lynx.
The govt doesn’t need to install backdoors into IE 6, there are plenty already provided by IE 6.
If you have a computer connected to the internet it can be hacked. If you do crazy things like post to FR or talk about the Constitution then the govt has probably already visited your PC.
More than likely one is already built in to the OS.