German Government Tells Citizens to Avoid Internet Explorer

stop_ie According to the McAfee  Internet security company, a security vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is what allowed Chinese hackers to recently attack Google and about 30 other companies. Microsoft has acknowledged this vulnerability and is working to fix up the problem. To keep its citizens safe from cyber attacks like these, Germany has told its citizens to avoid using any version of Internet Explorer and to switch to an alternative browsers, as other hackers will surely start to exploit this same vulnerability.

(Via ReadWriteWeb)

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  • AlterEgo77

    It appears its citizens are taking their Government’s suggestion to be safe very seriously.

    The Germans are second when it comes to downloading Firefox 3.6, they have downloaded it more than 1.8 million times!!

    More interesting stats:

    “Firefox 3.6 has been downloaded…
    15,647,752
    times since January 21, 2010″ – http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/stats/

  • AlterEgo77

    It appears its citizens are taking their Government's suggestion to be safe very seriously.The Germans are second when it comes to downloading Firefox 3.6, they have downloaded it more than 1.8 million times!!More interesting stats:”Firefox 3.6 has been downloaded…15,647,752times since January 21, 2010″ – http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/stats/