Supposed security issues on IE6 through IE11
I am running 64-bit IE11 (for Windows 7) on 64-bit Windows 7 SP1, and am running it all on a home LAN behind a router with no issues that I am aware of. I have recently read where there have recently been "security issues" in every IE version from 6 to 11, but that it was recently fixed. Is all of this true, and is there anything for this diehard IE user to be concerned about?
The reason I ask is that I have a friend who is now driving me absolutely crazy because I am still happily using the latest IE11 (for Windows 7). She says she herself has completely switched from IE to Firefox because of the "serious security issues" recently, and is pestering me to death to do the same, otherwise there are serious consequences awaiting me, or so she says. She says IE has not been fixed, but is there any validity or credibility to what she says?
Can anyone out there give me a fair and impartial assessment on this, please? She is a good friend of many years, but she has a habit of reading what she wants into something like this, and coming to her own non-technically trained opinions often based on half-truths, I fear this is another case where her blinders are keeping her from "seeing the forest for all of the trees in it." Is my IE11 hopelessly broken and a serious security risk that I should immediately stop using and replace? Is there an unbiased opinion on the subject out there, please?
I'll admit that IE does bug me sometimes, but I have used it since at least IE3 (maybe 2) and I have always liked it. What more can I say? Thanks.