In case you didn’t know it, the U.S. Department of Homeland security is advising Americans not to use the Internet Explorer Web browser until a fix is found for a serious security flaw that came to light over the weekend.
Users and administrators have been recommended to “consider employing an alternative Web browser until an official update is available.”
The security flaw allows malicious hackers to get around security protections in the Windows operating system. They then can be infected when visiting a compromised website.
Because the hack uses a corrupted Adobe Flash file to attack the victim’s computer, users can avoid it by turning off Adobe Flash.
Here’s how the security threat works: Rather than directly reach out to a victim, the hackers inject their code into a “normal, everyday website” that the victim visits. The code hidden on the site then infects their computers.
They call it: A “watering hole attack” because if you’re a lion, you go to the watering hole because you know that’s where the animals go to drink.
Regardless of what you do on a daily basis, without proper security measures in place, bad things can happen.
And just like bad things can happen while on your computer utilizing the Internet Explorer browser, bad things can happen while surfing online for used heavy equipment and construction equipment.
In fact, many online companies that offer buying and selling options for those who visit their site, fail to implement security measures that could hurt you and your business for both the long term and short term.
When it comes to getting a great deal on used heavy equipment, we’re the most competitive wholesaler of used heavy construction equipment, meaning we offer “true” wholesale pricing on all of our heavy equipment.
Because registration is not required for construction or agricultural equipment, theft is a serious problme. We are one of the only resellers that has created a partnership with law enforcement to provide our customers with the added value of cross referencing each piece of equipment we buy against the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.
Plus, we’re one of the only companies that implement a policy of transparency by providing market data that validates fair market values on equipment and vehicles
And as you can already see from the information within this particular post, we offer extensive information through our blog posts that will help educate both buyers and sellers.