German government warns against using MS Explorer

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  1. ojpd

    ojpd Member

    German government warns against using MS Explorer


    The German government has warned web users to find an alternative browser to Internet Explorer to protect security. The warning from the Federal Office for Information Security comes after Microsoft admitted IE was the weak link in recent attacks on Google's systems.

    Microsoft rejected the warning, saying that the risk to users was low and that the browsers' increased security setting would prevent any serious risk. However, German authorities say that even this would not make IE fully safe.

    Thomas Baumgaertner, a spokesman for Microsoft in Germany, said that while they were aware of the warning, they did not agree with it, saying that the attacks on Google were by "highly motivated people with a very specific agenda".

    Read the full BBC Article here
  2. dyoddyowel

    dyoddyowel Member


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  3. ojpd

    ojpd Member

    Thanks again hehe

  4. so germany, whats the alternative browser that you recommend ? firefox ? opera ? chrome ?
  5. Trampoline

    Trampoline Guest

    Great stuff...I think you've made some truly interesting points.Keep up the good work.

  6. KennethM

    KennethM Guest

    Anything that is currently working at the default state, is always prone to vulnerabilities. Kaya nga there's version one, version two, so and so forth for any program: improvements, hot fixes, security issues, loopholes and the like are said to be found and fixed.

  7. firefox ftw!

    para sakin mas secured ang firefox at chrome...
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